Splenda Makes You Fat

By Nora Simmons

What you stir into your morning cup of java may be increasing your waistline and creating a digestive imbalance. A small study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health suggests that consuming Splenda—even within the limits set by the FDA—decreases healthy intestinal flora and causes weight gain. So ditch the little yellow packets and reach for healthier sugar alternatives like stevia, xylitol, and inulin.