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Old 07-28-2017, 17:00   #11
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Powdered sweetners have an added anti-caking ingredient, usually dextrose (a corn sugar).

You can get powdered Stevia that has no added ingredients, but it is in a jar, not packets (which would have an anti-caking ingredient*). I use the NOW brand: Better Stevia. There are others, as well.

I also use Truvia - stevia and erythritol blend - has 2g sugar alcohols (erythritol) which don't raise BG

The liquid sweeteners usually don't raise BG in most people. That would be sucrulose, Sweet-n-low, liquid stevia.

*Stevia in the Raw - in packets: the amount of powdered pure stevia to equal the equivalent of 1 tsp sugar, which is how all the packaged sweeteners are formulated, is so minuscule (1/28 tsp) that SOMETHING has to be added to bulk it up so the consumer won't think it odd that there's so little in that packet.

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Hey Blue Girl, I did read it in "Diabetes Solution." However, I didn't see the part about the liquid sweetener, so I may have read that somewhere else. I'll keep checking.
Thank you, I'm doing ok without sweet, but sometimes the cravings hit. I have started (4 days now) taking cinnamon again. So far so good, but I'm mixing a teaspoon of cinnamon with just enough honey to make a thick glob. I have noticed no change in my BG. Soon I'm going to add it twice a day, and maybe about to use that as a sweetener a couple times a day.

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Thank you, I'm doing ok without sweet, but sometimes the cravings hit. I have started (4 days now) taking cinnamon again. So far so good, but I'm mixing a teaspoon of cinnamon with just enough honey to make a thick glob. I have noticed no change in my BG. Soon I'm going to add it twice a day, and maybe about to use that as a sweetener a couple times a day.
I would suggest you look for Ceylon cinnamon instead of the normal (Saigon or other) one found groceries. It is free from a toxin found in the "usual" cinnamon found in the US, which could be problematic when consuming that much of it. It's harder to find, but it's out there. Also, it seems that Mexicans also use Ceylon so you can often find it where Mexican spices are found, but they don't usually label it as such, so it's hard to be sure you're getting the right one. If you buy whole cinnamon sticks and grind it yourself, it's very easy to tell them apart.


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Great information thank you. ��

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I would suggest you look for Ceylon cinnamon instead of the normal (Saigon or other) one found groceries. It is free from a toxin found in the "usual" cinnamon found in the US, which could be problematic when consuming that much of it. It's harder to find, but it's out there. Also, it seems that Mexicans also use Ceylon so you can often find it where Mexican spices are found, but they don't usually label it as such, so it's hard to be sure you're getting the right one. If you buy whole cinnamon sticks and grind it yourself, it's very easy to tell them apart.

Amazon sells Ceylon cinnamon in capsule form. They have favorable reviews.

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If you see no improvements from cinnamon in about 2 months, then it's not helping your blood sugar at all. My BIL did benefit for awhile, but cinnamon is no longer effective for him. He still uses it though - in his coffee.

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This is actually a great thread. I have never seen a conversation where so many have discussed problems with artificial sweeteners.

I have never been able to tolerate aspartame (half a soda will make me so sick I cannot function). I have tried all of them, Stevia in every form possible, Splenda and other manufactured sweeteners. Every single one of them causes severe gastrointestinal stress. Bloating is just one piece of it. I am better off using white sugar.

There is one sweetener that I have found which does work well for me. It is plant-based, high in fiber, low glycemic and has no aftertaste. I have not cooked with it yet, but they say it acts like real sugar. It contains no chicory root. The name of this is Swerve and it contains about five carbs per teaspoon. It is also available in a brown and confectioners formulation. It works for me and may be worth a try for you.

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This is actually a great thread. I have never seen a conversation where so many have discussed problems with artificial sweeteners.

I have never been able to tolerate aspartame (half a soda will make me so sick I cannot function). I have tried all of them, Stevia in every form possible, Splenda and other manufactured sweeteners. Every single one of them causes severe gastrointestinal stress. Bloating is just one piece of it. I am better off using white sugar.

There is one sweetener that I have found which does work well for me. It is plant-based, high in fiber, low glycemic and has no aftertaste. I have not cooked with it yet, but they say it acts like real sugar. It contains no chicory root. The name of this is Swerve and it contains about five carbs per teaspoon. It is also available in a brown and confectioners formulation. It works for me and may be worth a try for you.
I have been hearing about Swerve lately. My local grocery store doesn't have it, so I may order some from Amazon.

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The carbohydrates in Swerve come from the erythritol and oligosaccharides. Erythritol is somewhat of an anomaly in the carbohydrate world, since itís non-caloric. Erythritol is absorbed in the small intestine and then eliminated by the body, so itís never metabolized and canít contribute calories.https://swervesweet.com/faqs
Still trying to decide about the carbs in it...

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I would suggest you look for Ceylon cinnamon instead of the normal (Saigon or other) one found groceries. It is free from a toxin found in the "usual" cinnamon found in the US, which could be problematic when consuming that much of it. It's harder to find, but it's out there. Also, it seems that Mexicans also use Ceylon so you can often find it where Mexican spices are found, but they don't usually label it as such, so it's hard to be sure you're getting the right one. If you buy whole cinnamon sticks and grind it yourself, it's very easy to tell them apart.
I was able to find it in whole foods. I think it may have been you that told me about this in the past.

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I use Swerve quite often to sweeten my lemon lime seltzer water or ice tea. In a 16 ounce glass I use one teaspoons at the most. At that level I have not seen any significant impact. I suppose if I used several teaspoons as some people may, I would have different results. I have gotten so used to not eating sweets that I don't like overly sweet things.

I have been using this to sweeten my chai pudding and am very happy with those results as well. For me, the main thing is that I can use it to sweeten things with less impact than regular sugar or honey and still it does not taste bad or cause me problems. In my opinion it is well worth buying a package and giving it a try. Everything else seems to have more negative impacts and long-term consequences.

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