Sucralose is another artificial sweetener just like aspartame. The difference is that this particular sugar substitute at least started out as sucrose. After much processing, however, the end product does not really resemble anything found in nature.
To turn a molecule of sucrose into sucralose, three of its hydroxyl groups (hydrogen-oxygen pair) are substituted with chlorine. It’s a complex process which involves regular sugar being treated with a number of chemicals at various stages. Given its actual composition and structure, there is some contention that a more accurate name to call this sweetener would be “trichlorogalactosucrose”.
But of course its current label is easier to market as it sounds like the artificial sweetener is a natural derivative of regular sugar.
Sucralose is measured to be around 600 times sweeter than ordinary sugar and this is perhaps its only positive trait. The Superhuman Food Pyramid categorizes it as something to be avoided because it offers no nutritional value or any other health benefit to the consumer.
Read on to find out what potential risks are associated with sucralose and why it contributes nothing to your quest to Become Superhuman.