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    Anybody here use these?

    Though calorie-free, I've heard these are bad for you. Aspartame could cause brain damage yet it's listed as an ingredient in Equal.

    What about Splenda?

    Stevia? I've heard it's a natural plant and there's nothing artificial about it.
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    I'm hoping that if you use them sparingly (less than 10 packs per week), you should be OK.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    There's no substitute for Sugar. She has such a sweet voice.

    I think Aspartame only cause brain damage when you can't clear it, such as in PKU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yittz View Post
    There's no substitute for Sugar. She has such a sweet voice.

    I think Aspartame only cause brain damage when you can't clear it, such as in PKU.
    tsk tsk. why is yittiy having such a sweet tooth?

    anyways, splenda is not necessraily a replacement for sugar. it has an awful after taste that real sugar does not have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yittz View Post
    There's no substitute for Sugar. She has such a sweet voice.

    I think Aspartame only cause brain damage when you can't clear it, such as in PKU.
    Nice ARTS.

    Ken, take note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yittz View Post
    I think Aspartame only cause brain damage when you can't clear it, such as in PKU.
    What's PKU?

    I read a magazine article that classified table sugar as a poison since it's really bad for your body. Since then, I've been trying my best to avoid it and only use natural brown sugar and honey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo View Post
    What's PKU?

    I read a magazine article that classified table sugar as a poison since it's really bad for your body. Since then, I've been trying my best to avoid it and only use natural brown sugar and honey.
    simple wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylketonuria
    :P

    i imagine anything in excess will hurt you :P. many people nowadays intake too much sugar is what I imagine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S Beaver View Post
    simple wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylketonuria
    :P

    i imagine anything in excess will hurt you :P. many people nowadays intake too much sugar is what I imagine.
    Had a very long day, totally forgot about Wiki. Thanks!
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    Here's another wiki link. Didn't there were so much other issues in addition to PKU.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartame_controversy

    Like beaver said, anything in excess is a poison, even O2, water.

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    Just read somewhere that sugar substitutes are bad for you and is worst than actual sugar itself.

    I agree, splenda has a very bad after taste =(

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