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Question: Is it safe to use sweetener if you are not diabetic? What is the best sweetener? Is it safe to use sweetener if you are not diabetic. There is a long list of people in my family with diabetes. I figure if I use sweetener, it would lower my chances of getting diabetes. There are a ton of sweeteners out there, which one is the best?

Answer: Hi! People say a lot of things about artificial sweeteners, and people have been quite rude to me about it in the past, but I've gone to quite a few seminars, and done some research, so I'll let you know what I know. Aspartame used to be the most widely used and most popular sweetener. People say that it will kill you, it will give you cancer, and break down the walls of your stomach... None of this has been proven. There have been many studies, but nothing conclusive as of yet. Still, the stories are scary, and I find it best to stay away from the stuff if you can help it. Which brings me to Splenda. Splenda is a fairly new sweetener, and it's quite amazing. It is in fact a sugar molecule with the chlorine (If I'm not mistaken) removed. This means that it isn't artificial! And it will not affect your blood sugar. Splenda, to me is the best sweetener out there, but using the others won't kill you. Also, cutting back on sugar will only decrease your chances of Type 2 diabetes, Type 1 is hereditary for the most part. I hope this helped a bit. Good Luck!

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