By debimzadi Latest Reply 2014-06-27 16:17:45 -0500
Started 2014-06-26 16:02:25 -0500

I've been reading about how artificial sweeteners are bad. Are supposedly "all natural" sweeteners included in that category.

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Glucerna 2014-06-26 18:05:20 -0500 Report

This is a difficult question to answer because there isn't a set definition of 'natural', yet it's often used as a marketing tool because it sounds healthy. It's a good idea to go beyond the marketing, read the nutrition information, see how foods work in your body, and talk with your physician if you have questions. ~Lynn @Glucerna

neverlowbg 2014-06-26 17:49:17 -0500 Report

I've read up on some of those and from what I've read except for stevia is your better with no sweetener at all or using the real deal I just got a juicer so gonna make drinks diluted with water from real fruit and see how that goes on my bg numbers. As fruit has a natural sweetness

GabbyPA 2014-06-27 16:17:45 -0500 Report

I have been doing some limited juicing with veggies and some fruit. Mostly things like kale, cucumbers, carrots, lemons, limes, ginger, and apples. I don't do it but once a week and it's a nice change. As long as I keep the low carb veggies in there like cucumbers, it is not too nuts.

jayabee52 2014-06-26 17:59:48 -0500 Report

unfortunately what you get with the juicer is the juice with none of the pulp (fiber) to slow down the conversion of the juice into carbohydrates in the tummy. It means a spike in one's Blood Glucose (BG) when that happens. It is best to eat the fruit itself as you'll have a lower rise of your BG levels that way.


neverlowbg 2014-06-26 18:12:10 -0500 Report

I don't know yet my wife got it for me and just watching the DVD that came with it it wiil give the pulp to I'm gonna try it out but I love the pulp with my drinks I used to just throw fruit in the blender and then add water that's why she got this she thinks it will be better if not will just go in the collection of other appliances we don't use and once a yr we take that pile and other thing from around the house and donate them to goodwill

jayabee52 2014-06-26 17:27:08 -0500 Report

Howdy Deb

I guess that depends on which "all natural" sweetener to which you refer. If you speak of Stevia I haven't heard of much bad about it, but if you refer to Pure Via or Truvia those aren't actually "All natural" they have additives mixed with the part which is taken from the Stevia plant.

And then it gets confusing because "all natural" includes things like honey, which is better for you than table sugar but is not necessarily good for a person with diabetes to consume with regularity.

God's best to you as you sort it all out


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