Tuesday, February 12, 2013
So the other day it occurred to me that my regular tea-drinking had a sugary-side effect. I've been experiencing more headaches lately, and they started about the same time I switched from sugar to Splenda.
I haven't had any Splenda-sweetened tea in a few days, and I had no headaches. I didn't have one this morning. So when making tea, I decided to try an experiment. I've been feeling fine today, so I decided to give it a try.
I added my usual one packet.
And drank it.
About halfway down the cup? I start getting that telltale ache.
So the Splenda is going in the trash. I'm not putting anything in my body that actively hurts it! I drink a lot of hot tea, though, and I'm a Southern girl, so I like it sweet (and yes, I've tried cutting back to have it plain, but sorry. It's too ingrained in me.)
So I'm going to try Stevia next. Most research I've seen reports no side effects. But for now, that box of Splenda is going in the trash. At least I know, now.