I have heard such mixed reviews of sweet-n-low. It is my sweetner of choice and I use anywhere from 2 to 6 packets a day depending on how much tea I drink that day. I heard that in order for it to be 'harmful' you have to use the use a pound a day or something like that. I also heard that it is just plain not good at all. Whats the truth behind this? What is the best alternative? Is Splenda better than sweet-n-low? Or should I use just plain sugar? I am trying to like tea without any sweetner bit its hard to break the habit!
Oh my..I could go on and on about this subject...ALL, let me repeat, ALL artificial sweetners are POISON, TOXIC!!! There is no such thing as a safe "alternative" to sugar...here is one of just many resources..and this doesn't just go for Splenda..but all fake sugars...
Well, of all of them it's been around the longest and has has the most testing. Dr. Oz who is a very firm believer in a whole foods diet actually says that of all the artificial sweetners, that's the one that's probably safe to use.
Hope I'm not sounding snarky, just wondering. Are you diabetic? Is your concern calorie control? If you are just using six packets a day at most, six teaspoons of sugar contain 84 calories only. Even better, use honey, tastes great in tea, IMO - complementary and nutritious!!!
Another sweetener you might want to try is Agave Nectar. It has 1/3 of the glycemic index of sugar, but tastes pretty much the same, and it's just the syrup made from the inside of a blue agave plant. It costs about the same amount as honey, so it can be expensive for baking, but for tea, it's really good, I think.