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Old 07-01-2013, 07:59   #1
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I am sure we all have opinions on this subject and I want to hear them. I understand we may not all agree but I honestly want to hear what the different opinions are.

I just finished watching a video on diabetes on yahoo and the doctor advised against using

Aspartame (nutria sweet)
Sucralose (Splenda)
Acesulfame K

For two reasons 1) they make you desire carbs more 2) neurotoxicity

I have heard they can be bad for you but in extremely high amounts. Never heard they cause a desire for higher carb intake. Personally this is not happening for me. I seem to have a grip on the carb intake and the sweetener is not changing my mind on that.

I do feel I need sweetener at least at this stage in the game.

So please share your thoughts and findings and no or let's respect each others personal choices even if it makes us


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Old 07-01-2013, 08:05   #2
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I use the first two & stevia on a daily basis. Erythritol while making some desserts. Don't have any carb craving and don't think that at that levels it does any harm. Doesn't do anything to my BG so IMO they are OK.

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i too dont have any carb craving when i have diet coke/diet pepsi which has aspartame. my doctor said that dont take it more than twice a month. there was a time when i needed one everyday and the only negative side was that i felt my teeth getting weaker. now i have it once a week but would be glad to get rid of this habit.


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We had a thread on this same type of topic just a few weeks back. You may want to search for it and see what the majority of opinions were. Then again, I am on a total lack of sleep, so like I said, I think we had this same thread, but brain fog may now be getting the best of me.

Here it is, in case you're curious what was said:

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My opinion: they do not make me hungrier.

Glucose will kill us before any of the above, use in moderation (and perhaps varying them).

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I find that anything sweet makes me crave more sweets, regardless of the sweeter. I chalk that up to my own personal issues.

As for their effect on my body, I prefer Stevia and Erythritol (Swerve) as they both have no impact of my BG and play nice with my digestion.

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Goodness me, I use liquid sucralose -- a Lot. It has most assuredly given me a sweet tooth. But, I do not crave carbs -- at all. I just crave more Sucralose. This.. is highly disturbing, but it's where I am right now, just struggling to keep my BGs down. My goal, in time,... my dream, even, would be to get off of All things sweet. I know it's not good for me. But, for now, it'll do.


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I don't use any of those if I can help it simply because they were cooked up with a chemistry set, are either completely new molecules or things that while they exist in TINY quantities in nature have been unnaturally isolated and concentrated.

Moreover, there is no need for all this chemical experimentation when there is a perfectly good NATURAL sweetener which is non-nutritive and contains ZERO carbs. Pure stevia extract - a simple and direct water extract of a LEAF which has been consumed by humans for thousands of years eliminates and the need for any of those.

I use it daily and don't experience any of the side-effects mentioned.
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I just read that Coke is doing a test market with Stevia as the sweetener. Never been a Coke fan though. My husband and I gave up all soda over a year ago. Prior to that I was a diehard Dt Mt Dew lover

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As a lifelong Coke-a-holic I hope their trial works. Just hope they don't make it as sweet as they do Diet Coke or Zero.

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