Truvia Videos

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-11-23 13:01:34 -0600
Started 2014-02-21 08:28:49 -0600

Today I received this link in my email and thought it was a great one to share.

There are all kinds of tips, ideas, and news about this product. The focus is lower calorie not low carb, but we can take the basics and reduce the carbs.

63 replies

Blkbear234 2014-03-07 09:42:25 -0600 Report

The absolute best thing you can do for yourself is to ditch ALL artificial sweeteners. I haver felt so much better since I did. Yes, it can be hard but persevere. Everyone, myself included, slides back into old/bad habits every once and a while. Jump back on the horse and don't beat yourself up over the slip. Just keep trying. Be gentle with yourself but firm.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-15 23:46:10 -0500 Report

Blkbear234, I like it, "jump back on the horse…etc." Reminds me of when I first tried to ride a bicycle and my Dad said the same thing. I got back up on it and me and my bicycle became best friends

Fefe12 2014-02-28 15:38:17 -0600 Report

I know truvia is natural but its too bitter for me. I also have no desire to go back to the way I was, loving sugar. After being in hospital and my taste buds changed i didnt want to relearn how sugar tastes so I stay away from sweeteners. I'm sure not going to use anything made of chemicals. I know they tell us now how they are OK for us but I don't believe it. Plus I take too much care for my body to put chemicals in it.

GabbyPA 2014-03-01 15:16:41 -0600 Report

That is the best thing you can do for sure! I drink my tea without sweet, but I have yet to get that for coffee. Kudos to you for sticking to it, it cuts the cravings so much when you do it that way.

Chopstix 2014-03-23 22:48:46 -0500 Report

I have come to enjoy just cream and cinnamon in my coffee. Thought I would give a go one day and wanted to kick myself for not trying it sooner…

Fefe12 2014-03-01 16:56:56 -0600 Report

Lol, coffee isn't one of my favorites but I like it with lots of milk. I find if I heat the milk really hot and froth it, its not so bad without sugar. For a treat I will go to my fav coffee place and get 1/2 a pump of white mocha. I can't believe I used to have 4pumps!! But I only do that once n awhile. Oh, and whole milk I think makes a difference. I've tried it with non-fat, never again! Then I tried 2% not workin either. Only whole milk now. But I don't drink milk any other time. So give it a try and see if it works for you. Of course i did hav a head start being n hospital for 4wks. Not the most fun way to get off a sugar kick. To our health \U+128522

elizag1 2014-02-24 12:22:37 -0600 Report

I did go to the site and they have many recipes, looks good, I do use spenda.
It is worth a try…good day!

Michael_1960 2014-03-10 21:53:06 -0500 Report

Hi I hear now that splenda causes kidney damage and causes this and causes that, so I don't really know what to believe, and what not to believe.

jayabee52 2014-03-11 05:20:31 -0500 Report

Yes, Michael, it is really hard to know what to believe about such sweeteners. You will see sites which say it is safe to consume (usually connected somehow to the sweetener) and those who say it is quite dangerous, Like mercola ~ (I can personally attest to the intestinal problems like diarrahea when I drank more than 2, 8 oz cans of cola with splenda in it)

Then there are those who are kinda in the middle ~ and here ~

I tend to believe the negative things about Splenda as I have had a couple of bad experiences with it previously.

Deaconess Jane
Deaconess Jane 2014-03-12 20:24:49 -0500 Report

For what it's worth, I use Stevia to sweeten our herbal/green tea blend. We stopped drinking sodas years ago and now Stevia-sweetened ice tea is our main beverage. Stevia isn't supposed to affect blood-sugar levels like other sweeteners do.

jigsaw 2014-02-24 07:02:05 -0600 Report

Took one look at that link, and suddenly I developed a ravishing appetite!
I do believe that Truvia, ( a version of stevia) is one of the better choices available.

GabbyPA 2014-02-24 20:57:13 -0600 Report

They did have some yummy looking things there. Just remember they are not low carb, just lower calories...the low carb part is up to us.

bdonna426 2014-02-22 21:55:45 -0600 Report

I have been using Spenda but will check Trivia's site. I was at a bake sale before Christmas and a lady had Lemon Blueberry muffins made with Splenda and they were delicious ! But I didn't get her name to get the recipe. I made myself a note to watch for another bake sale at that Church and hope I find her!

RosalieM 2014-11-23 13:01:34 -0600 Report

Some people have a reaction to Splenda, which is a sugar turned into fiber by fermentation.. They need to leave it alone, most people have no problem with Splenda. It is not good to use so much, but when a little sweetness is required it is good. Every food is an allergen to some one. I learned this when I did farmers markets and talked to many people. I learned a great deal about how food effects people from this experience.
I am grateful for the opportunity to learn so much by people telling me their experiences. Grandma Rose

jayabee52 2014-02-23 03:53:56 -0600 Report

Howdy Bdonna
Splenda is said not to be good for anyone. I used to drink soda sweetened with splenda (sucralose) and I could only take about 2, 8 oz cans before I started having intestinal rumblings akin to those I get when I consume a sugar alcohol. I stopped consumption of all products containing splenda, and through later research I learned why:. look here ~

Of Course whether you continue to use it is up to you/

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-15 23:57:36 -0500 Report

Jayabee, I had problems with Splenda too, and after I researched it I also learned why. I couldn't remember the site where I found it, I am glad to see that did and that you have posted it.

מיכל 2014-02-22 09:37:23 -0600 Report

שלום אני סוכרתית סוג 1 חדשה במשפחת הסוכרתיים , האם יש דוברי עברית בפורם , תודה

jayabee52 2014-02-22 13:24:50 -0600 Report

according to Google translate: "Hello, I am diabetic type 1 diabetics new family, is there a Hebrew speaking postures, thanks"

Howdy מיכל Unfortunately, none is known to me. Please search on Google for any listed.

אהלן מיכל לרוע המזל, אף אחד ידוע לי. נא לחפש בגוגל לכל רשום


Carla48 2014-02-22 01:42:04 -0600 Report

I tried truvia when it first came on the market, and wasn't that impressed…however, maybe it is worth a second try.

terrilynnmerritts 2014-02-22 01:30:53 -0600 Report

My daughter and husband have both used Truvia for a long time. We use Splenda, truvia and stevia. None of them cause any blood sugar spikes for me so I use them interchangeably.

birch21 2014-02-21 22:54:59 -0600 Report

I have heard about Truvia's site and I think it is really good for diabetics to go and have new and upcoming ideas.

terrilynnmerritts 2014-02-22 01:31:53 -0600 Report

What I love is that in recent years so many different sites and sources of info for diabetics have popped up and so many new low carb products.

Anonymous 2014-02-21 19:10:14 -0600 Report

That is interesting. I just don't keep many things (like chocolates) around. Even if "sugar free", I will just keep eating. I see that Truvia increases someones blood sugar. I am sorry for you.

rcmodelr 2014-02-21 16:53:45 -0600 Report

No idea if I'll ever use it, but I doubt it. Sorry this site doesn't allow me to DELETE my comment so I just edited it since my original post is no longer relevant.

GabbyPA 2014-02-21 17:25:18 -0600 Report

You can always leave it blank and someone will flag it for you.

rcmodelr 2014-02-21 18:34:51 -0600 Report

Actually, I can't do that… I tried editing it and leaving it blank and the system just treated it as though I had done nothing to the original posting. The system wouldn't allow me to edit the comment and replace the original with a post containing nothing or just a couple spaces. But I guess I could have tried a row of periods.

crazeknot 2014-02-21 13:42:01 -0600 Report

Thanks Gabby, been a long time. Hope U r in good well & in g health.The other day I recommended Truvia 2 someone, who wated 2 stop using Splenda. Said it's better 4 U . Have a g day Peace-Out Linda

Cheryl*G 2014-02-21 10:54:18 -0600 Report

Truvia is the only sweetener I will use. It does not leave a nasty aftertaste and it does not raise my BS.

Winkelwoman 2014-02-21 10:36:24 -0600 Report

I worry about what artificial sweeteners do to brain chemistry. I don't use them.

terrilynnmerritts 2014-02-22 01:35:18 -0600 Report

I don't think it really affects brain chemistry. I have been sugar free since 1973 and I use Splenda daily. I have earned a bachelor's and master's while using it heavily and am now seeking to earn a PhD at age 54 and my brain is functioning as well as ever. My mom also used them for decades and had a brain as sharp as a tack.

GabbyPA 2014-02-21 17:26:18 -0600 Report

That is why I have eliminated Splenda and Equal from my pantry. I don't eat too many sugar free foods for the same reason.

Winkelwoman 2014-02-21 21:27:56 -0600 Report

Stevia may come from a plant but I suspect how it is processed.

terrilynnmerritts 2014-02-22 01:36:31 -0600 Report

We grow our own Stevia. You can buy the seeds at the seed catalog companies as well as the plants. We usually get our plants at a garden center in the spring. You can then harvest your own leaves for sweetening.

GabbyPA 2014-02-26 14:56:31 -0600 Report

I have grown mine in the past. I am wondering how you use the plant? I have dried mine and then grind it into a powder, but you have to steep it then, and I cannot use it that way in cold drinks.

GabbyPA 2014-02-21 10:03:13 -0600 Report

The new link I put in the post works. The videos are about the recipes, news and commercials. If you want printed recipes there is a "recipe" tab on the top of the page and that will take you to written recipes.

Stevia is still the best, but I find it hard to bake with. So I use a blend.

theladyiscrazy 2014-02-21 14:29:01 -0600 Report

Have you tried liquid Stevia for baking? I have a vanilla stevia (liquid) that I have used in some recipes (that is what it called for) and I could not tell the difference. I don't do the Truvia, Pure whatever it is, because they are not straight stevia but a blend with maltodextrin. The Stevia itself has been "cleaned" to make it white (it is green actually). In a liquid it has been tinctured, so the benefits without the green coloring. LOL

alfie mae
alfie mae 2014-02-22 23:53:01 -0600 Report

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that has a problem with maltodextrin. I also don't eat anything with maltitol-even more of a problem, this one causes pain. :( Stevia is the only sweetener I use now, tried truvia but it left a bitter aftertaste with me. To each, his own, Right?!

GabbyPA 2014-02-21 17:20:40 -0600 Report

The stevia I have grown is green, but the stevia that is not Truvia is also white. So I am not sure how that is made. I don't use a lot of it, so the maltodextrin doesn't bother me.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-02-21 09:51:39 -0600 Report

I got to the web site and found pictures of the your product. It said there was recipes, etc. but could not get them to come up, the video either. What I could see sounds interesting though. Wish I could have seen more..

GabbyPA 2014-02-21 09:39:46 -0600 Report

Oh, that was weird. I posted an alternative link and checked this one. It works for me. So please try again.

LRD 2014-02-21 09:22:27 -0600 Report

It did not give me any results. Could you please resend it? Or type in the path to it? Is it on the site of Linda

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