I just had to share with you some more information on Spenda! Dr. Mercola is continually posting new research and it’s so great that I need to pass it on to you.
He writes in this detailed article the following:
The researchers from the University of San Diego study mentioned in the CNN article above uncovered a very telling difference between regular sugar (sucrose) and sucralose (Splenda) in their findings:
“Only sucrose, but not sucralose, stimulation engages dopaminergic midbrain areas in relation to the behavioral pleasantness response. Thus, brain response distinguishes the caloric from the non-caloric sweetener, although the conscious mind could not.
This could have important implications on how effective artificial sweeteners are in their ability to substitute sugar intake.”
In other words, as far as “sweetness satisfaction” in the human brain is concerned, your brain can tell the difference between a real sugar and an artificial one, even if your conscious mind cannot. And artificial sweeteners seems to inspire more communication in the brain’s pleasure center, yet at the same time provides less actual satisfaction. [Read more…]