SUGAR SUBSTITUES

G Thomas
By G Thomas Latest Reply 2008-07-12 16:05:36 -0500
Started 2008-06-22 07:08:28 -0500

IS THERE ANYONE THAT HAS SOMETHING OUT THERE THAT I CAN USE OTHER THAN THE NORMAL SUBS? .SPLENDER,ALTERN AND ALL THE REST ACT LIKE A LAXITIVE WITH ME MOST OF THE TIME. SO, I HAVE BEEN USING HALF AND HALF. IN MY MUG OF COFFEE I USE ONE TABLE SPOON OF SUGAR AND ADD THE SWEETNERS AS I TASTE. HELP.


24 replies

preacherman1611
preacherman1611 2008-07-12 16:05:36 -0500 Report

If you will watch your intake of sugar, limiting it drastically, you will find out that sugar doesn't have that many carbs. Natural sugar, raw or brown, not processed, is the best. Remember the key word… MODERATION!!!!

Goddess
Goddess 2008-07-09 19:24:55 -0500 Report

Does anyone know exactly what Altern is and is it safe for us? Is it better than Splenda? Diane

DiabetesDiva
DiabetesDiva 2008-07-01 12:54:55 -0500 Report

Splenda makes a sugar/Splenda blend that I use for baking. It comes in white & brown sugar. It may seem expensive, but you only have to use 1/2 of the sugar measurement. I have also found that Fat Free 1/2 and 1/2 has some sweetness, as corn syrup is used as a thickener.

G Thomas
G Thomas 2008-07-01 08:58:14 -0500 Report

I have tried all of those mentioned here including one call Natra Taste. They all have the same affect on me. I guess this is like everything else, there is always a side effect.

2008-07-01 07:26:13 -0500 Report

Have you ever heard of Stevia? It is a natural plant product. You can get it at the health food store. It comes in white; or the natural (green). It supplies a lot of sweetness to anything; so use sparingly.

Ganni'ma
Ganni'ma 2008-06-29 01:03:43 -0500 Report

I HAVE STEVIA. I HAVE FRIENDS THAT ALSO USE IT AND ARE NOT DIABETICS. ONE CAME TO A RETIREMENT PARTY FOR A FELLOW EMPLOYEE AND WE HADN'T SEEN HER IN OVER A YEAR. SHE HAS LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT AND LOOK FANTASTIC!! ASKED HER WHAT SHE DID AND IN TELLING ME SHE SAID SHE STOPPED USING SUGER AND STARTED USING STEVIA. I CHECKED IT OUT AND YOU CAN CALL THE MAKERS AND GET SOME INFO ON IT IT YOU'D LIKE: 1-800-899-9908 OR THERE WEB SITE: www.wisdomherbs.com. I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU SOME.
GOD BLESS
GANNI'MA

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-06-29 05:46:24 -0500 Report

This is a great website, thanks. You can purchase right on the site and it runs a little less than my Publix, and offers FLAVORS..that is great for teas and coffees

teddy bear - 17161
teddy bear - 17161 2008-06-28 22:51:18 -0500 Report

yeah
try cinnamon in your coffee
it will work as both a sweetener and also help your body metabolize sugar more efficiently
i put a tablespoon in my coffee and on any cereal or oatmeal
the catch is obviously that you like cinnamon in the first place

LeighG
LeighG 2008-06-29 02:31:00 -0500 Report

i love cinnamon.i like to have toast for breakfast and i put peanut butter and cinnamon on it so yummy.i am gonna try some in coffee i have to have my coffee every am.thanks for the idea.i hear cinnamon is good to eat for diabetics.thanks for sharring this.
leigh

sheilalindsay
sheilalindsay 2008-06-28 15:48:47 -0500 Report

There is a wonderful sugar substitute on the market made just for diabetics - no chemicals as it is made from whey (milk). It tastes like sugar, looks like sugar, has 5 calories per teaspoon, and has been written up in the Washington Post as the best sugar substitute on the market. It is called Whey Low and can be purchased direct from the company at www.wheylow.com. Use as you would sugar in all your favorite recipes and you'll never taste the difference.

Loren
Loren 2008-06-28 13:39:25 -0500 Report

Xylitol, is a naturally occurring substance that tastes like sugar, but has 40% less calories. It is also better on your teeth than surgar. My wife bought a bag of it in crystal form which looks just like regular sugar. My wife made some pancakes the last week and they tasted just the same, no difference at all. I did some more research on this and found out that you substitute a CUP for a CUP of Xylitol.

You may want to try this. We found it in a health food store.

Jazz
Jazz 2008-06-28 11:37:19 -0500 Report

I use stevia I got it from E bay It is very sweet no after taste

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-06-28 11:56:29 -0500 Report

I like Stevia a lot. Only 1/2 pack is a serving because it is so sweet. I don't cook with it. Has anyone tried? Does it keep it's sweetness?

Evilannie
Evilannie 2008-06-28 08:50:57 -0500 Report

Is anyone else out there allergic to the artificial sweeteners?? They give me a migraine and the other stuff does the diarrhea thing.

Ginetteb
Ginetteb 2008-06-25 14:42:38 -0500 Report

I had a friend years ago who lost a lot of weight just by cutting off sugar. She only used sugar from fruits. She bought it at a Nature store I think. But it's sugar extracted from fruits and it's natural. You may want to try that. I never did, but it might be something to look into.

JP - 14811
JP - 14811 2008-06-28 12:20:19 -0500 Report

I think you are talking about Fructose. You can buy that in the grocery store in the health food aisle. Never tried it myself.

G Thomas
G Thomas 2008-06-25 05:08:11 -0500 Report

THERE IS A HEALTH FOOD AND HERB STORE NEAR ME. I'LL CHECK IT OUT AGAIN. LET'S FACE IT WE ARE EXPENSIVE. I WAS BEFORE I BECAME DIABETIC.

THANKS GUYS!

beauty416
beauty416 2008-06-23 08:27:33 -0500 Report

I put chocolate in my desserts. Although it is unsweetened it tastes great in coffee. The kind of chocolate that I put in my coffee is flavored such as raspberry mocha and other flavors. They come in a bag but I don't know where you get them.

Babs341
Babs341 2008-06-23 18:42:16 -0500 Report

I found a liquid called:
"Blue Agave Nectar" - it's organic liquid sweetener. It's suitable for diabetics & vegans'.. It comes in lite or dark..

I love hot tea w/ honey & lemon. But had to find something that I could use as a subsite & found this in my regual grocery store in the sugar-sugar sub isle.

Hope this helps..

Always,
Babs

JP - 14811
JP - 14811 2008-06-28 12:19:19 -0500 Report

There is one I didn't know was diabetes friendly… Thanks for the tip, I saw it at the store today but never read the label. Seemed to good to be true LOL

Later *Judy (JP)

JP - 14811
JP - 14811 2008-06-22 07:31:36 -0500 Report

There are natural sweeteners like Stevia but they are rather expensive. You can also by Xylitol in the health food store , same stuff they use in toothpaste for sweetness but again it's kind of expensive. Works though!!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-06-23 12:34:57 -0500 Report

I just picked up my frist bag of Xylitol and it is pretty good. Not as sweet as Stevia, but that is a good way to wean off the ultra sweet we kind of grow up with. It is a little pricy, $10 for a pound of granulated. My Stevia runs $5 for 50 packets, which ends up being a lot more than the Xylitol. The nice thing with Xylitol is that it is stable enough for cooking and baking. A plus in my book.