See Once a Green Beret

*There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s weight watcher store over there
I telling you you’ve got to beware.

I eat a lot of Weight Watcher snacks.  Weight Watchers – it must be good. Surprise! As many have said, “Read the label. book about artificial sweernersKnow what you are getting.

I started to have some Weight Watchers Southern Peach Oatmeal for breakfast. Trying it out the first thing it did was make me sneeze. Big. Several times. Pressing on I found it so sweet! Suspiciously sweet. Especially for something labeled 0 grams sugar. So reading the exceptionally small printing on the label (aren’t they all) I found it contains sucralose.

According to the FDA and others sucralose is safe. Deemed safe in 1998 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and accepted by the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives, and the Canadian, Australian and European regulating bodies.

Still, there have been studies since that paint a different story.  Many suspect the FDA really works for big food companies and should not be trusted when it comes to your health.

For me, I will try to avoid it as much as possible which is not too easy as sucralose is everywhere. Check out this book which will give you something to think about.

Sweet Deception: Why Splenda, NutraSweet, and the FDA May Be Hazardous to Your Health

 

*For What’s It Worth—Buffalo Springfield

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Want to know how many people signed up before you finally made the move?

Easy. Go to Facebook.com. Change the url to look like this http://graph.facebook.com/yourfirstname.yourlastname.1

My number? Seems I got there late. 100,002,915,958,927

IE users? Sorry. Works on Safari, FireFox and Chrome.

This procedure comes from Alex Presha at MSN.