By Denisency213 Latest Reply 2012-01-20 07:38:06 -0600
Started 2012-01-15 11:06:12 -0600

Iam a coffee junkie I would like to know if anyone has tried a sweetner in their coffe that dosent make u wanna gag. I heard alot about agave has anyone tried this and what affects does it blood sugar . I don't want much in life just a decent cup of joe !

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jayabee52 2012-01-16 05:13:43 -0600 Report

Agave is basicly fructose and while fructose doesn't raise one's Blood Glucose (BG) as high as sucrose (white table sugar) it does raise it. Agave tastes vaguely like honey (another fructose) Honey does give coffee an unusual taste. I drank coffee with honey in it and got used to it. Perhaps if you don't find anything that suits you better than sucrose, then use that, and gradually lower the amount of sugar you use. Eventually you will be used to the taste of coffee without any sweetener in it. It is all in what you train your taste buds to like.

I used to drink a lot of coffee, but I have weaned myself off of it because of kidney problems.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-15 16:56:22 -0600 Report

I have tried Splenda and it totally changed the flavor of the coffee. Stevia was even worse and upset my stomach as did Truvia. I use Equal and have no problem with the taste of the coffee changing. I am not addicted to International Coffees Mocha Cafe. It has 5 grams of sugar per tablespoon. I don't use that much and add sugar free non dairy creamer to it and my equal. Fantastic cup of coffee.

Denisency213 2012-01-15 17:20:04 -0600 Report

I will try anything cause I really enjoy the taste of coffee and all the sweetners I've tried take away from it. I m going try equals tomorrow. I also tried truvia and thought it was horrible. Mayb I try half coffee and have of international "s coffee . I let u know how it works out lol

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-15 17:23:21 -0600 Report

Ok. OOPs I meant Coffee Mates International Coffee cream. I found their French Vanilla in a sugar free version.

Denisency213 2012-01-15 14:12:43 -0600 Report

Thank will do

rij061258 2012-01-16 00:44:14 -0600 Report

If you use the sugarfree creamers they have a sugar sub in them, so becareful with adding more to your coffee. I found out the hard way. Added a teaspoon of slenda then 2 tsp of creamer, then my coffee was wat too sweet.. Now I just use the creamer in my coffee. Only use sweetner if I don't use creamer.

Type1Lou 2012-01-15 13:51:18 -0600 Report

I learned to drink my hot coffee without any sweetener…just lots of milk…except for cappuccino and iced coffee. Those I add just a little bit of Splenda to them…Yummmmm! (I find Truvia has an aftertaste and don't like it.) I'm with you,… can't do without my coffee!

Kirla 2012-01-15 13:42:01 -0600 Report

I use splenda and lately have tried truvia. I think I like the splenda better. I use just one packet. I also use the splenda for cooking and found that I need to use about ¼ to 1/3 less splenda than what the recipe called for sugar. Otherwise I get the after taste in my baked goods. If you used splenda and didn’t like it or though the after taste wasn’t good, maybe try reducing it to half a packet. I never tried the agave so you will have to buy some and try it. I found that when I try new foods I will test my blood sugar before and about 1 hour after eating or drinking it to see what effect it had on my blood sugar. I found that I not only have to watch how it taste but also how it affects my blood sugar.

Good luck

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