Splenda, on the other hand, is a gift from the gods
ummm, well, not quite...
Splenda is created from sucralose - a synthetic compound - by altering it with chlorine molecules. Not sure if that’s a good thing. The only reason it “passes through” is because most of our digestive systems are clogged up with mucus and gunk.
Splenda’s own research on lab rats also showed it caused shrunken thymus glands, enlarged livers and enlarged kidneys. Not sure if that’s a good thing, either.
No. The reason it passes through without being metabolized is because your body doesn't recognize it as a carbohydrate. That's only possible because chlorine is added to the sucralose molecule.