Thursday, July 2, 2009

Oh Sweet Sugar

Why is it that people think that “sugar free” is a good thing? You’re just replacing sugar with an artificial sweetener. Isn’t natural better?

You obviously know where I stand on this issue.






10 comments:

Honib1 said...

I am having this argument with myself now... to treat the postional vertigo I have.. otherwise known as non symtamatic migraines ( WHO KNEW? ) they want me to give up Nutrisweet, caffiene and chocolate.. EEEEHHHGGG wrong answer.. I am not giving up chocolate .. and I will cut back on diet sodas.. I am down to 1 or 2 a day... and I can go with out caffeine for for the most part.. I am having a time though.. having to give up my diet sunkist.. so I am looking for a safer replacement.. I can give up a good bit.. and I agree its better to eat the sugar than the fake stuff.. but then I go back and forth with this.. I dunno.. you are theoretically right though

Shelley said...

I agree...but then, I've never sweetened my coffee or tea, so it's not like I had to decide which to use. And I don't drink sodas, etc. So when I do have something sweet, which isn't very often, it's the real thing!

Hanlie said...

I agree with you too! I will not allow artificial sweeteners into my body and I use sugar only very occasionally (like when I have dessert).

Gigi said...

Sugar's the real deal for me.

hja60uk said...

I don't use the fake stuff, never have and especially when I saw the medical side effects it can have.

this post only reinforced my hatred for the stuff...

http://goldencarla.typepad.com/carla_goldens_get_healthi/2009/02/splenda-kills.html

Jules said...

My thoughts have always been... if I'm going to die because of what i eat... i'd rather it be that I ate REAL food, REAL sugar than artificial... Mind you... since I started doing research into the products I use at home so that i could cut artifial stuff out of what we use... on my budget it's almost impossible. I can't afford 100% organic 100% artifial free. ohhh the agony. But i still cut out what I can where I can. And besides... oh so sweet sugar tastes 300x better than the fake stuff... :)

Amanda said...

im torn on this issue. I dont use splenda/sweet and low etc in the house, in cooking at all. But I drink Sugar free cola simply because its calorie free....

spunkysuzi said...

Just this week i stopped using sweetner and sugar :) So far so good.

Fit Before 40 said...

I totally agree with you. I once was 'fooled" by the artificial sweetener trap. It just gave me a false sense of how sweet was sweet. If that makes sense.

Sagan said...

YES YES ABSOLUTELY YES.

The real thing is always better.