Workout of the Day:
800 meter run, and then 3 rounds of:
155 lb. Back Squat x 15
Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups x 10
Handstand Push-Ups x 5
Finish with another 800 meter run
The Bitter Truth on Splenda – Part Two
Written by Calvin Sun
“It’s made from sugar so its better for you…right?”
Crack is made from cocaine but that doesn’t mean it’s better for you either. Splenda’s tag line is “Made from sugar so it tastes like sugar”. It’s a true albeit misleading statement. Sucralose is manufactured from sucrose. Hydroxyl groups (OH) are replaced with chlorine atoms (Cl) changing the chemical structure so much that your body no longer recognizes it as food. Splenda has no calories because your body can’t digest the foreign substance. Splenda usage can also result in a variety of other complications within the gastrointestinal tract. A comprehensive study conducted by Duke University found that “Splenda reduces the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by 50%, increases the pH level in the intestines, contributes to increases in body weight and affects the P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in the body in such a way that crucial health-related drugs could be rejected” (Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health).
Just something to consider the next time you reach for a diet soda or a cup of coffee.