Artifical sweetners.....

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2015-03-23 18:09:20 -0500
Started 2015-03-22 10:54:44 -0500

Well even though I am feeling much better..I still do not have full mobility back…I am managing to get everything done that needs to be done and I am still going for walks everyday…even if they are only 20 minute walks instead of hour long ones…but I have been spending a lot more time on the computer,,,and decided to investigate artificial sweetners…ugggg!!!!!…not cool…all of them with the possible exception of stevia are just poison…aspartame breaks down into a flipping neuro toxin and can cause an increase in insulin resistance…and breaks down to form formaldehyde…ewww…who wants that in their body..Splenda kills of the good bacteria in your tummy and can decrease liver and kidney function…and can also cause insulin resistance,,,.how the FDA can call these safe is beyond me…I have been using a mix or splenda and stevia…but will go 100% stevia as of today..STILL not convinced it is 100% safe but it HAS to be safer than the alternatives…I have said it before and I will say it again..diabetes sucks eggs…BUT I am learning so much and implementing so many healthier changes in my diet that I feel like being diagnosed type 2 has been a blessing.. I threw out all my splenda and the three cans of coke zero I had in the closet…bye bye..if I want to drink something that is not water I will make lemon water with a touch of stevia,,,

23 replies

jayabee52 2015-03-23 04:25:12 -0500 Report

I avoid artificial sweeteners. I have had problems with Splenda (sucralose) especially and sugar alcohols like Malitol. Both cause me "a laxitive effect" I had used Sweet n Low in the past but I stopped using it when I stopped drinking a lot of coffee and tea. My fiancee` uses it so I will keep it around when she moves here

If I get the hankering for coffee or tea I have a bunch of a natural sweetener called WheyLow, a combination of Lactose and Fructose. Tastes like table sugar but won't raise one's BG rapidly like sugar. I bought it for my late wife who couldn't stomach the artificials and she liked it and it agreed with her so I bought more of it. Unfortunately she passed away before we got through the whole shipment. Will probably have it a long time.

God's best to all


Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-23 11:00:13 -0500 Report

The sugar alcohols have been the biggest problem I have encountered while shopping for stevia..most of the "stevia" is not pure and is cut with sucralose and.or sugar alcohols… and the way my body responds to sugar alcohols I might as well just eat a twinkee..

Pegsy 2015-03-23 18:09:20 -0500 Report

What I buy is organic and it contains no sugar alcohols. I don't know what I will do if/when I am unable to get it any more. Grow my own stevia plants, I guess. I have friends that do.

Pegsy 2015-03-22 19:58:49 -0500 Report

Stevia is the only sweetener I use. I buy organic Stevia at HEB. Other brands that I have tried, I didn't like as well. For baking I use Stevia in the Raw. On rare occasions I will eat a small amount of something sweetened with real sugar and just deal with the consequences. I don't do that often. I just try to stay away from desserts, except for special occasions. I never drink soft drinks.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-23 11:03:30 -0500 Report

Just putting it out there..stevia in the raw has corn sugars added to it…knowledge is power…so if you don't mind the corn sugars keep on keeping on,,,

YankeeLady 2015-03-22 16:08:43 -0500 Report

Hi there— glad to see you found this out— Stevia in my opinion IS the best I've found and use daily — I"m no doctor but I do research the best I can about things - plus how they taste - you're spot on

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-22 19:38:05 -0500 Report

But finding REAL stevia is difficult…all of the "stevia" in the supermarkets are mixed with other crap..I either have to go to whole foods or order online…so many people are using supermarket stevia and NOT realizing they are still ingesting other artificial sweetners..

sweetslover 2015-03-22 13:32:57 -0500 Report

It had been 6 months since I had a diet drink—until this week. I was pretty hot from working in the barn and I just wanted one. I found a Coke Zero in the back of the refrigerator, popped the top, and started to guzzle. It was nasty! I have totally lost the taste for those things. How in the world did I ever think that chemical stew tasted good? Now, if only that would happen to other foods I would like to chow down on—sigh.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-22 19:39:09 -0500 Report

Nice..I only drink one or two a to much about how bad diet soda was for me…but after yesterday even those are history..

GabbyPA 2015-03-22 11:28:51 -0500 Report

Yeah, I have done that research as well and it's creepy what the FDA will approve as "safe and consumable". Grow your own, its pretty easy and then you just have to crush up a leaf an put it in your drink and voila! Finding a viable substitute for baking is the hardest thing. I use a 50/50 of stevia powder and sugar. You use half the quantity in a recipe and I find it keeps enough body in the goods to make them palatable.

Best no sweet. But it is hard some days.

JoleneAL 2015-03-22 11:26:16 -0500 Report

Oh and she also told me that even on days I don't feel like walking or exercising, at least do 10 minutes to get the muscles moving. So don't fret about not being able to do your full hour. ;)

JoleneAL 2015-03-22 11:25:31 -0500 Report

My weight doctor was thrilled I stopped drinking diet sodas. She said my liver will thank me. Been about 2 weeks now and don't miss them. I still use Splenda, but the amount I use is half of what I had been and am reducing that slowly. I'm looking into trying coconut sugar. Stevia has no taste for me, none. I might as well be putting water in my coffee for all it does.

YankeeLady 2015-03-22 16:12:13 -0500 Report

yes Stevia is kind of an acquired taste—but for me it works— my sweet tooth has really changed but still I want a little sweet here and there — everything I read about coconut seems to be great — so you're on the right track !!

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