artificial sweeteners

By tpwoody Latest Reply 2010-12-14 10:19:42 -0600
Started 2009-08-19 19:12:18 -0500

i am allergic to all artificial sweeteners, including truvia and splenda. i break out in a red itchy rash. is there any suggestions i can use. i now use honey, raw sugar, maple syrup, and brown sugar. any suggestions would be grateful. thank you.

4 replies

tomecom 2010-12-14 10:19:42 -0600 Report

tpwoody: I use xylitol. It is a direct substitute for sugar, very low on carbs and all natural. I buy it on the Internet in larger amounts to keep the cost down. Health food stores sell it in one pound quantities for about $10.00. I purchase a 15 pound bag on line that is much cheaper (about half with shipping).

I find that it is heat stable, and I can use less of it than sugar with the same result.

Agae Nectar is all natural, but is higher in carbs. Stevia is good, and natural, but there is some controversy about its safety.

kdroberts 2009-08-20 15:27:54 -0500 Report

Well truvia isn't an artificial sweetener so you may be allergic to more than just artificial ones. I guess technically splenda isn't completely artificial either since it's base is sugar. Have you tried other stevia based sweeteners like sweetleaf? If so, do you have the same reaction?

tpwoody 2009-08-22 23:04:54 -0500 Report

the liquid stevia i can take. but it is not heat stable. so far of everything i can find in the stores and the healthfood store here, all of it breaks me out. i like a cup of coffee in the morning, but HAVE to have cream and sugar.

Harlen 2009-08-20 14:18:38 -0500 Report

give up sweets sry it is all I have for you
I cut out a Lot of the sweets that I love It is hard but a treat evry so ofthen will not kill you
as long as you cover for them
I know this isnt what you whonted to hear but it is what it is good luck