“Researchers found that consuming the sucralose (e.g., Splenda)was associated with higher blood sugar peaks and 20 percent higher insulin levels compared with consuming the water, . . . ” If artificial sweeteners were the answer to obesity, we would be a skinny nation. Please limit all sweets. When you do have a treat, use natural stevia (not the ones with added alcohol sugars), honey or maple syrup. Read more here.