By roaminghands Latest Reply 2013-06-13 03:34:59 -0500
Started 2013-05-28 14:04:20 -0500

Recently, I have been told about using this sweetner instead of synthetics. I don't know much about it other than it is sweeter than sugar and kinda tastes like honey. From what I have been told, it is supposed to be better for diabetics because it is an all-natural sugar replacement. Also, it comes in 3 different varieties:
Light, Amber, and Raw.
Is there anyone out there that knows about this, and if so, what can you tell me about it in healthwise terms.

3 replies

Clare R
Clare R 2013-06-13 03:34:59 -0500 Report

Try stevia. It's a natural substance that comes from the rebiana plant, and it has no effect on bs. It's been used in Japan for centuries with no ill effect. You may want to read the label though, to see if it contains erythritol, which is a chemically-processed ingredient. Look for a brand that only lists stevia in the ingredients.

Agave nectar is labeled as "low glycemic index", but basically it is sugar and will affect your bs levels. I drank a cup of coffee one morning with agave nectar, and it did cause a spike.

GabbyPA 2013-05-30 08:29:35 -0500 Report

The key is to get it raw. That means it's not as processed. I keep it on hand, used to use it more, but have gotten away from it too much, as I don't find that it helps with spikes in my levels. I would choose it way before I would choose Splenda or Neutra Sweet.

Fefe12 2013-05-29 03:11:04 -0500 Report

Please reshearch this product. My understanding is that its like white sugar. A natural product but so over processed all the good parts have been stripped from it making it worthless. I use to use it and loved it. Now ive quit. Its not easy to find out the nitty gritty about all this stuff but I dont think companies really care about the people they sale their products to. Ive discovered so much bull. Get on your PC and look stuff up.Find out about its long term affects. Read from more than one site. Always ask questions, this is your health, its important.

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