Artificial sweetners!

Michael_1960
By Michael_1960 Latest Reply 2014-03-31 08:53:57 -0500
Started 2014-03-29 21:23:12 -0500

I would like to get as much feedback on this as possible. Which sweetners are the safest to use, I stocked up on splenda, then I bought some stevia because it was on sale, but I still use splenda just not as much.

Tags: blood sugar

14 replies

ashley50
ashley50 2014-03-30 16:57:51 -0500 Report

I use splenda, it taste way better to me than truvia. My endo said splenda is ok. Just dont over load on it, its better than sitting there & drinking a coke. I think it based on your prefence. Everyone is gonna say its all bad. I have been using splenda for years.

fozy
fozy 2014-03-30 13:31:40 -0500 Report

I used trevia where can I get natural stevia in whole food

Milliecakes
Milliecakes 2014-03-30 15:24:58 -0500 Report

I order mine on line from Vitacost.com. I use Stevita Liquid Extract which is freshly pressed from the leaves..not reconstituted. Its a product of Brazil.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-03-30 11:29:49 -0500 Report

For safety, I would recommend natural stevia. I try not to use any of the splenda or neutra sweet products.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-30 15:10:52 -0500 Report

I ordered some stevia seeds a couple of years ago. Now I grow my own plants. The leaves are good for sweetening my coffee and tea, and I know there are no chemicals added because I grew them myself.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-03-31 08:52:13 -0500 Report

I grow it myself. I did it a few years ago, but stopped. I have 3 new plants in my garden now. I like them for steeping. And you are right, there is nothing closer to perfect than growing it yourself.

Michael_1960
Michael_1960 2014-03-30 11:41:14 -0500 Report

I also hear that even Stevia is not good for you, so what gives, is there a safe sweetener to use, that's not bad for you?

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-03-30 14:48:02 -0500 Report

What have you heard about stevia? I know that things like Truvia and Purvia have some chemical processes to them, but I have not heard about plain stevia.

I guess, like salt, we should just stick to what is in the food and leave it at that.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-03-30 14:58:17 -0500 Report

Gabby, I agree with you concerning Stevia. Unfortunately, many manufacturers have a tendency to adulterate it with chemicals like maltodextrin. Stevia in its natural form has been used as a sweetner in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, and has not been touted as being unhealthy as far as I know.

I like the way you put it so logically, when you say we should just stick with whats in foods! So true, and I do it to some extent. I wish I did it more often!

Milliecakes
Milliecakes 2014-03-30 08:40:49 -0500 Report

I use stevia. I used splender for quite sometime but decided to quit since it is made from sugar and sugar is a killer.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-03-30 00:34:17 -0500 Report

Howdy Michael
Even though the US FDA has approved Splenda (sucralose) and Nutrasweet (aspartame) for human consumption, There were shenanegans going on between the FDA and the producers of thes products.

Concerning Sucralose ~ http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/ar...

Concerning Aspartame ~ http://www.mercola.com/article/aspartame/hidd...

so what sweetener might be safe? Check this out ~ http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/ar...

I pray success on finding a safe sweetener for you.

James Baker