2. Sucralose

Sucralose is a sweet, synthetic compound that can be found in many sugar free products - such as Splenda - for the purposes of artificial sweetening. Upon its invention sucralose was originally praised for being a safer alternative to sugar, but more recent research has helped to discover and determine otherwise. In fact, sucralose has been found to decrease the amount of good bacteria in our guts, alter the body’s response to blood sugar levels and insulin and even release potentially harmful toxins called chloroproanols into the body.