Artificial Sweetners

By jimmyjames43 Latest Reply 2011-09-19 16:36:55 -0500
Started 2011-09-19 09:31:00 -0500

Some people just cant tolerate the ingredients in the sweetners,I had an aunt that could not have any of them,caused here sever headaches,dizzy,blurred vision,they thought she was having a stroke,just an allergic reaction. She quit all sweetners ,and products that contained arificial sweetners and was fine after that. Everyones body is different

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jayabee52 2011-09-19 16:36:55 -0500 Report

Howdy Jimmy!
I can tolerate various forms of sweeteners, but I use very little at all in my daily meal plan. I can't tolerate Splenda, isomalt and sugar alcohols. They give me a laxative effect.

I used to drink coffee and tea a lot with SweetNLow in it but when I learned that it may be contributing to my being fatter by over eating, I stopped it.

Nutrasweet seems not to affect me, but I don't use it becuse of the bad press about it and that it too may contribute to my fatness.

Stevia I have also tried, but I preferred my SweetNLow at that time because it was less expensive.

I have tried Agave nectar, and was less than impressed with it. I would prefer honey.

Right now my meal plan does not have a lot of room for sweeteners of any kind in it. So I use very little of anything.


MEGriff1950 2011-09-19 09:54:34 -0500 Report

Hello Jimmy,
I do not sweeten my drinks. I tried splenda for cearal and fruit, it spiked sugar badly then I realized that I used sugar so seldom I went back to the real sugar.
My Grandma was an amazing woman. Back in the 50's when it was called Sugar Diabetes she could use her Sweet N Low and bake bread, pies, cakes and cookies. They were awesome and tasted like the normal baked goods. Back then sugar diabetes was blamed on sugar, not imbalances with carbohydrates and insulin. It is not a surprise that she died of so many of the organ problems associated with D.
For many years diabetics were encouraged to satisfy their sweet cravings with fruit and fruit juices. Now we know what that means.
Thank God for all the research that has gone on and will continue to help us lead normal productive lives.