stevia

sparkysmom
By sparkysmom Latest Reply 2014-11-01 21:30:20 -0500
Started 2008-10-10 13:09:02 -0500

What can Yall tell me about it? Anyone use it?


11 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-10-10 13:15:41 -0500 Report

Sure, I use it almost daily. It is VERY sweet, all natural and doesn't cause sugar spikes. 0 calories, 0 carbs and yummy. Some people find it to have a bitter after taste, but I don't. So I guess it all depends on how you are made up.

You can cook with it, though it doesn't replcace sugar for texture, it can be used in suaces, and dressings, tea, coffee and the like. Make some home made hot cocoa with it and see how you like it.

I am sold on it. I use the packets because it is easier for me to measure. A little goes a very long way.

I am also reading up on Low-Whey. I have not tried it yet, but I will post something on it when I do.

sparkysmom
sparkysmom 2008-10-10 13:17:47 -0500 Report

I was looking at Low Whey too. Maybe I'll try both.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-10-10 13:27:42 -0500 Report

I contacted the manufacturer and asked them how it is processed and they said it was not full of chemicals like aspertame and splenda. She told me it was all natural and she had been using it for years. So now I just have to buy some. I want to see if my local store carries it to try it before I buy a couple of pounds of it.

It is cool, comes as white and brown sugar too. It is also supposed to be great for baking, and that is what I really want, because I bake a lot during the holidays. Even though I don't eat a lot of what I make, it would be nice to know I could have a nibble or two along the way.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2008-10-10 14:28:19 -0500 Report

That whey low looks suspect to me, 3 sugars for the price of 1! Sucrose, fructose and lactose and 100% carb from sugars. I know that wouldn't do me much good if I ate it like it was a sugar substitute. Lots of nice claims, nothing I can see to back it up. It may be better than just regular old table sugar, but I don't think it can compete with the artificial sweeteners and stevia in terms of diabetic friendliness.

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-10-10 14:32:40 -0500 Report

I am sorry, what are you guy talking about?? for some reason it is not showing up on my computer!!!

In the dark, Leigh

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-10-10 14:37:46 -0500 Report

I am not sure, but I think it has more to do with it's glycemic index. That is why I wanted to try a little before I bought a lot of something I can't use. It was recommended to me by another diabetic, so I thought I would look into it a little bit.

And I have to say, anything that is natural is better than artificial sweetenrs. I will gladly cut back in my quantity of natural sweetenr before eating aspertame or splenda ever again.

LRD
LRD 2014-10-31 12:10:08 -0500 Report

How about Truvia? I heard from my neighbor that Splenda is bad for you. Any suggestions? Linda

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-10-31 13:47:14 -0500 Report

Linda, if choosing between Truvia and Splenda (sucralose) I would use Truvia, hands down!

Splenda claims to be natural because it starts life as sugar but it has atoms of carbon taken out and replaced with atoms of chlorine.

Plus I had a bad reaction to Splenda a few years ago. It gave me explosive diarrhea after drinking a couple cans of soda containing Splenda a couple hours earlier. It took me a couple of times to figure out what did it to me and when I stopped drinking that soda I stopped with the diarrhea.

I won't touch Splenda again after that.

James