The Daddy Complex

Splenda: Tastes Great, Kills Ants

There’s been an accidental “health” theme at The Daddy Complex this week. Here’s another tidbit for you: If you were unaware, the artificial sweetener Splenda has a LOT of bad shit in it. And yes, it’s in your kid’s food.

Even if you’re not a gourmet cook, it’s not hard to help your kids eat healthy. Read labels. Stay informed.


  1. Splenda was “discovered” accidentally in a lab back in 1975 while trying to create a new insecticide (Ewww…who decided it was safe for human consumption?  Oh yeah the FDA did back in 1998).
  2. Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s will not sell Splenda or any product that contains “sucralose” because it does not fit within their code of ethics of selling “real food”.  (Thank you Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s)
  3. Sucralose, the made-up name by the manufacturer of Splenda, contains chlorinated compounds.  (Ohhh…Splenda made up the name sucralose…because anything that ends on “ose” makes it sound like yummy sugar)
  4. Chlorine is toxic and is not found in any food or table salt even though the manufacturer of Splenda will tell you it is fine. However there is chloride present in food and table salt, which is non-toxic.  (Very sneaky Splenda makers)
  5. Chlorine, (which we now know is in Splenda), has caused so much damage to human health that Greenpeace has launched a Chlorine-Free Campaign, calling for a worldwide ban on chlorine. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also maintains a strong anti-chlorine stance.  (Did you know that cancer patients have high levels of chlorine in their bodies?)
  6. If you really want some motivation for staying away from Splenda and anything that contains it (example: Weight Watchers, Atkins and South Beach, flavored waters, Crystal Light, diet drinks anything ”diet” or labeled as “sugar-free”, ”low in sugar” or no sugar” typically contains it. Yes, this includes your kids’ favorite “no-sugar” Hawaiian Punch) and if you are a future mother, read all about baby boys being born with shortened male anatomy due to chlorine passed to them in the womb.  (and we want to do this to our unborn children, why?)
  7. Studies show that people that consumed diet drinks were 41% more likely to be overweight than those who did not.  (so diet drinks and foods are sabatoging our weight loss efforts?  Seems like an oxymoron to me)

(via mykidsreallyeatthis)

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    Splenda is absolutely disgusting. Good thing I’ve only used it about once or twice in my life.
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