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Old 09-15-2017, 01:57   #31
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I finally found an article that is helping me better understand artificial sweeteners.
https://www.docmuscles.com/sweeteners/

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Thanks for the link Cricket. This is some really good information that I have never seen either. This one looks like a keeper.

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I finally found an article that is helping me better understand artificial sweeteners.
https://www.docmuscles.com/the-skinny-on-sweeteners/
I believe this article was updated today.

I have been hearing about Swerve more...

For those of you that happen to use Facebook, he talked about (via video) this topic tonight.
https://www.facebook.com/DrAdamNally...5813431213333/

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Article on his site now has a different URL

https://www.docmuscles.com/sweeteners/

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Article on his site now has a different URL

https://www.docmuscles.com/sweeteners/
I think that's the first honest review of sweeteners I've ever seen that acknowledged that stevia is a natural and not an artificial sweetener.

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I've been reading Dr. Bernstein's "Diabetes Solution." Maybe things have changed since his book was published, but his book states that liquid (Sweet n Low) or saccharin tablets are acceptable. Aspartame tablets, stevia, sucralose tablets and liquid Splenda are also acceptable.

I'm currently using Splenda tablets. I find them just easier to carry and use.

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Are the results the same when you use it in baking?

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First, I appreciate the article. I might have missed it, but all diabetics should be aware that most of the artificial sugars can cause diarrhea when used in excess. I could never understand how folks thought stevia was a sweetener. All I taste is the bitter. I wonder if this is like cilantro - tastes like soap to me because I lack an enzyme.

Splenda comes in tablets? I did not know that. I will have to search. I go to many medical appointments with my family members and although they often provide free tea or coffee, they never provide artificial sugar so I just keep some packets in my purse. Tablets would be even easier.

My take on the artificial sugars for those of you trying to lose weight is that they often increase your temptation to eat stuff. Fewer calories, right?

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I could never understand how folks thought stevia was a sweetener. All I taste is the bitter. I wonder if this is like cilantro - tastes like soap to me because I lack an enzyme.
Not an enzyme, but a gene (from what I've read). I apparently have the gene because I love the taste of Stevia. (I do not, however, like cilantro!)

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most of the artificial sugars can cause diarrhea when used in excess
That would be most of the sugar alcohols (erythritol being the exception). I think I'm safe in saying that all sugar-free candies sold in stores contain malitol and/or sorbitol, which do cause intestinal upset.

I think most of the artificial sweeteners can be used in baking, except for aspartame which degrades when heated.

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That would be most of the sugar alcohols (erythritol being the exception). I think I'm safe in saying that all sugar-free candies sold in stores contain malitol and/or sorbitol, which do cause intestinal upset.
In addition, there are the sugar free cough drops. If you have a chronic cough (often happens in spring for a lot of folks), sugar free will save your teeth, but has that annoying little side effect if you have too many in a day.

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