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Q:

What is the best sugar substitute to use? I was told some have aspertame in them and are not good for you..

Amy Campbell

A:

All of the sugar substitutes on the market have been approved by the FDA. These sweeteners have undergone rigorous testing and, so far, studies indicate that they are safe to use. The use of a particular sweetener, such as aspartame, is really a matter of personal preference. The downside to using aspartame is that you can’t cook or bake with it, as it breaks down at high temperatures. Many people prefer to use sucralose (brand name Splenda) as well as the new stevia-based sweeteners (brand names PureVia and Truvia). You can bake with both of these sweeteners. Try a few different ones to find the one that tastes best to you. If you’re concerned about using any of these sweeteners, remember that it’s okay to use a little bit of sugar as long as you count the carbs. One teaspoon of sugar contains 4 grams of carbohydrate, which is quite low. Of course, you do need to watch how much you use, as those carbs can quickly add up!

August 17, 2013 at 7:20 am

11 replies

spirit0092@hotmail.com
spirit0092@hotmail.com 2015-06-30 23:16:05 -0500 Report

Personally, I've been using honey lately to sweeten. Am I on the wrong track? I HAVE read that artificial sweeteners are considered carcinogens. True?

Tiffanystar
Tiffanystar 2015-06-27 13:49:33 -0500 Report

I have been useing Splenda but got side tracked with baking splenda that has half sugar but i am now careful because the ones used for baking have sugar in them but thank you for the advise because i like splenda the best

Tiffanystar
Tiffanystar 2015-06-27 13:48:24 -0500 Report

I have been useing Splenda but got side tracked with baking splenda that has half sugasr but cought it am now careful because the ones used for baking have sugar in them but thank you for the advise because i like splenda the best

Tiffanystar
Tiffanystar 2015-06-27 13:46:28 -0500 Report

I have been useing Splenda but got side tracked with baking splenda that has half sugsr but cought it am now careful becasue the ones used for baking have sugar in them but thankyou for the advise because i like splend the best

Tiffanystar
Tiffanystar 2015-06-27 13:46:16 -0500 Report

I have been useing Splenda but got side tracked with baking splenda that has half sugsr but cought it am now careful becasue the ones used for baking have sugar in them but thankyou for the advise because i like splend the best

Tiffanystar
Tiffanystar 2015-06-27 13:46:04 -0500 Report

I have been useing Splenda but got side tracked with baking splenda that has half sugsr but cought it am now careful becasue the ones used for baking have sugar in them but thankyou for the advise because i like splend the best

Amy Campbell
Amy Campbell 2013-09-10 08:10:55 -0500 Report

Hi rcreek,
Check with your doctor, but you can likely do just about any exercise as long as you take it at a slow pace. Walking is a good way to get started. You might also try armchair exercises. DVDs and videos on-line are available, as well.

Amy Campbell
Amy Campbell 2013-09-10 08:07:57 -0500 Report

Hi Anonymous,
Muscle cramping and soreness are possible side effects of metformin. You should let your doctor know that you are having these side effects. Also, you should talk to your doctor before stopping any medication.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2013-09-09 23:36:59 -0500 Report

Hi, just a question, I was put on metformin by my GP to lose weight and. About 1 month into taking it I suddenly had very sore legs that felt like I had been running marathons when I hadn't. Is this a rare side effect? Or could it be from something not related. I have stopped taking the metformin 1 month ago and I still have the sore aching legs.

rcreek
rcreek 2013-09-02 13:07:08 -0500 Report

Exercise-I have COPD and emphysema and get out of breath trying to do any exercise. You you recommend an ever isle for me. Thank you any help would be appreciated. Ramona Creek - rcreek@co.net small. Thank you agin.