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Old 03-22-2018, 00:30   #41
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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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I'd rather reduce sugar intake than use artificial sweeteners. Sugar is something the body can use for energy; I don't know what our system does with chemical sweeteners.
I only use 1/4 tsp of sugar in my coffee. That is only one gram of carbs, not enough to be concerned about. Even if I used a whole teaspoon of sugar, that is only 4 gms. carbs. It's hard for me to believe that is unhealthy when a medium fruit such as an apple has 15 gms of sugar (yes, I realize fruit has other nutrients & fiber not found in sugar). Years ago, I tested several times after coffee with sugar - no rise in blood sugar. I suppose someone who wants to eat baked things like cake, cookies, etc. that call for large doses of sugar may want to use sugar substitutes, but I only eat those things on special holidays & have one bite or two.

For curiosity, I bought a jar of Splenda & it had such a bitter aftertaste, it's been untouched in my kitchen for 8 years.

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I'd rather reduce sugar intake than use artificial sweeteners. Sugar is something the body can use for energy; I don't know what our system does with chemical sweeteners.
I'm like you xring - for me personally artificial sweeteners are not a healthy option. If you look at the history of artificial sweeteners a lot of health issues have been identified with its use and I get the sense manufacturers are still trying to refine it somewhat.

I haven't had any artificial sweeteners in quite sometime - the impact they have on me is rather serious.

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I don't use any with the exception of a small amount of diet soda on a rare occasion.
I just don't care for the taste and who knows down the road what the findings health wise will be.

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I'd rather reduce sugar intake than use artificial sweeteners. Sugar is something the body can use for energy; I don't know what our system does with chemical sweeteners.
I only use 1/4 tsp of sugar in my coffee. That is only one gram of carbs, not enough to be concerned about. Even if I used a whole teaspoon of sugar, that is only 4 gms. carbs. It's hard for me to believe that is unhealthy when a medium fruit such as an apple has 15 gms of sugar (yes, I realize fruit has other nutrients & fiber not found in sugar). Years ago, I tested several times after coffee with sugar - no rise in blood sugar. I suppose someone who wants to eat baked things like cake, cookies, etc. that call for large doses of sugar may want to use sugar substitutes, but I only eat those things on special holidays & have one bite or two.

For me, a micro-scoop of stevia tastes a lot better. It's ZERO grams of carbs and ZERO artificial sweeteners - and DELICIOUS. Sure, sugar is all-natural just like stevia but hasn't been as kind to me.

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I have occasional diet soda (sodastream + the diet cola syrup, and I use about half their recommended dose). I dont actually like it much, so wont have more. I also tried the diet lemonade, god that was disgusting!! I emptied it down the sink. YUCK! I like "real" sugar but no longer have foods that might need it. I dont have cereals, and I havent taken sugar in my coffee or tea since 1978! If recipes for stew or whatever require it, I just ignore and dont use a substitute... why on earth would you need sugar in stew, or bread. EW. I have a jar of splenda in the cupboard which I may as well throw away, it will never be used.

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I will admit I have never tried Stevia so the jury is still out on that one; I have tried the others in pink , blue and yellow packages and none of them do it for me.

Maybe I will look into Stevia but have done fine with nothing till this point.

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I will admit I have never tried Stevia so the jury is still out on that one; I have tried the others in pink , blue and yellow packages and none of them do it for me.

Maybe I will look into Stevia but have done fine with nothing till this point.
I hate all of those artificial sweeteners. Splenda is fine taste-wise but as a wholly man-made molecule I don't really trust it. Stevia gives me what I need. I wouldn't like coffee without it and fresh-squeezed lemonade would basically be impossible. There is, however, a genetic issue. People with certain genes experience a bitter aftertaste with stevia. For the rest of us, it's just sweet.

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More and more bad is coming out about Sucrolose (Splenda). I think BH has already trashed the box we had.

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i also seem to have bad luck with sugar alcohols like in the Atkins products. I think my body thinks it's still sugar, and reacts crazy to it.
I noticed higher BG readings after consuming xylitol, but not so after having erythritol. Have you tried pure erythritol ?

The other option is Monk fruit. It has an aftertaste, but to me it's not as unpleasant as Stevia's aftertaste. Actually I quite like Monk fruit. Preferences are different, so your mileage may vary.

Try pure Monk fruit extract (powder or liquid), not blends with something else; usually, cheaper products of monk fruit are blends with erythritol in which this sugar alcohol predominates.

Pure form is a bit pricey, but it doesn't to anything to my BG readings, I haven't experienced any unpleasant consequences like bloating, sleepiness or similar.

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