Artificial Sweeteners

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coconutprinc...

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Posted: 19 May 2012, 16:28
Garydent21 wrote:
My doctors have told me to avoid ALL artificial sweeteners as they are hard for the kidneys to process. I also have switched to stevia.


Has your Dr. said anything, good or bad, about stevia?
coconutprinc...

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Posted: 19 May 2012, 16:29
lovingmomma wrote:
Asparteme is awful stuff, it causes many issues, my sister studied it in gradschool, and there are a lot of links to it and things like alshymers and many other things. The thing about stevia is the additives they put in it. If you can get it in its pure form it isn't so bad. White sugar is really processed as well. Some people believe xyletol (sugar alcohol) is a better option because the body doesn't process it the same way as sugar, since it is an alcohol it processes it that way. A lot of people question agave nectar as well, comparing it with high fructose corn syrup. From the research I have done I think the pure stevia is the best, I can't find it in stores here, but you can get it online. Pure stevia is just directly from the stevia plant, you can also grow your own, which would be ideal if you ask me, then you know exactly what is in it. I believe you just grow it, dry it, then mash it and it takes very little to sweeten things. But do your own research, they all have thir ups and downs.


Thanks so much for the info!
keroppi1

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Posted: 20 May 2012, 10:06
I'm an anti- artificial sweeteners. Aside from they have bad effects on your health, they were also made from chemicals. I still prefer natural sweeteners such as Natvia. It is safe, healthy and natural.
meriemm

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 04:40
I've just gone cold turkey on sugar Laughing It's bad for you and artificial sweetners are even worse (plus I really hate the way they taste). So I've gone copletely off of it! It wasn't easy, but I figured it was the only way to wean myself! If I reeeeeeeeeeally want to sweeten something, I would use a bit of natural honey instead Smile
I only have sugary stuff on my cheat days, if at all!
Clm74

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 16:09
I use organic sucanat - but sparingly - usually only in my morning tea - it was recommended to me by a nutritionist.
ritterwoman

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 18:11
This is what I posted in April 2012
I cannot beleive that I forgot about how artificial sweetners affect people. Some people are sensitive to them, (like me). I had been feeling so sleepy, tired, and fatigued for the past few months, and my vision with my contacts have been slightly blurry. I knew I was really sensitive to sucralose (splenda), and also aspartame (nutrasweet). Nutrasweet was somewhat, not as bad as splenda. Splenda would make me feel bloated and gave me sour stomach. Nutra sweet gave me a pain in the side. Well, from Thanksgiving til last week I have been drinking diet coke and pepsi. Not a lot but just some. And then 2 weeks ago our local store had diet iced tea on sale at a great price. So, I got 2 gallon jugs. I was working on some crafts 2 weeks ago, and got so sleepy to the point where I literally laid my head down on the kitchen island from being so sleepy. Then I read an article in First for Woman about splenda sickness. This woman was sensative to splenda and she was only like 54 and she felt so tired and dragged out to the point she could barely climb the steps in her home. She also started gaining weight and she was watching what she was eating but she had started using splenda. The article went on to say that about 40 % of woman over 40 are sensitive to artifiial sweetners, and if you are sensitive to splenda you are sensitive to other artificial sweetners too. So I threw out the remaining iced tea and started making my home made tea again. I do use stevia, but I switch off between that and sugar. And check it out I lost 6 lbs in the past week!!!! Maybe that is what stalled my weight loss from Thanksgiving til now. Well, no more artifical sweetners for me!!!! The other symptoms are head aches, diarreah, gas, bloating, weight gain, blurred vision, and yeast infections. Booooooo, no more artificial sweetners for me!!!!

Well, now it is April 8, 2012, and I was looking online about Stevia and Truvia, and they have bad side effects too. So, plain sugar for me, and less of it!
Fedaykin

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 18:31
dangerrr wrote:
artificial sweeteners turn to FORMALDEHYDE as they metabolize. that's right. they turn to death poison. fabulous.

the chemists who developed the artificial sweeteners won't even touch the stuff. it took 8 times for aspartame to be approved by the FDA, even then only for dry goods. even the National Soft Drink Assn didn't want to allow the stuff in their products. (Freedman, R. and Barnouin. Skinny Bitch. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2005. pp. 32-38. )
Formaldehyde Poisoning from Aspartame
Aspartame / NutraSweet Toxicity Summary
THE BITTER TRUTH ABOUT ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

one alternative is raw/organic agave nectar. it has a low-glycemic index, and is low cal. ima stevia grrrl myself, but if you're against it, try agave.

cheers - d


Alt med scare mongering. Your body produces formaldehyde as a natural part of metabolism, regardless of what you eat.

It's the dose that makes the poison.
Fedaykin

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 18:35
coconutprincess wrote:
dangerrr wrote:
artificial sweeteners turn to FORMALDEHYDE as they metabolize. that's right. they turn to death poison. fabulous.

the chemists who developed the artificial sweeteners won't even touch the stuff. it took 8 times for aspartame to be approved by the FDA, even then only for dry goods. even the National Soft Drink Assn didn't want to allow the stuff in their products. (Freedman, R. and Barnouin. Skinny Bitch. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2005. pp. 32-38. )
Formaldehyde Poisoning from Aspartame
Aspartame / NutraSweet Toxicity Summary
THE BITTER TRUTH ABOUT ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

one alternative is raw/organic agave nectar. it has a low-glycemic index, and is low cal. ima stevia grrrl myself, but if you're against it, try agave.

cheers - d


FORMALDEHYDE ?!?! I am sooo glad I don't eat/drink that stuff!


Be very afraid then, because formaldehyde is all over. Your body makes it (no matter what you eat). Your house (plywood, carpeting, etc.) is made from materials that produce it. Plastic, including the plastic you use to cover your food, produces it. Cars produce it, etc.

Don't panic. It's not going to harm you in the doses created.
Fedaykin

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 18:39
Personally I use Stevia. I'm trying out Truvia as it's pretty convenient to "measure" as it's roughly as sweet as an equal amount of table sugar.
Sheryl10

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Posted: 29 May 2012, 07:31
Several years ago I went cold-turkey on anything in my coffee and it took about two weeks to get used to - - and now anything sweet in my coffee tastes too sweet. Get good quality coffee.

Also - I started drinking some hot tea. There are some really good ones that are just naturally sweet or flavorful and don't need anything added. Good Earth's Original Sweet and Spicy is so good if you like cinnamon.

Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it - Chinese Proverb

"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." Michael Pollan
Nic7

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Posted: 29 May 2012, 12:40
I started using brown sugar, same taste as real sugar, but you need far less, and its the same calories as white refined sugar. Lately I have been using local non-pasturized honey, so much better for you, and also cut your intake by half again. So I went from using 2 tsp of white sugar, to 1 tsp of brown sugar to 1/2 tsp of honey in my tea, was really nice. I tried using maple syrup when I ran out of honey, it works, but not the same, maybe be better in coffee than tea.
coconutprinc...

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Posted: 29 May 2012, 13:47
Nic7 wrote:
I started using brown sugar, same taste as real sugar, but you need far less, and its the same calories as white refined sugar. Lately I have been using local non-pasturized honey, so much better for you, and also cut your intake by half again. So I went from using 2 tsp of white sugar, to 1 tsp of brown sugar to 1/2 tsp of honey in my tea, was really nice. I tried using maple syrup when I ran out of honey, it works, but not the same, maybe be better in coffee than tea.


I've been using 1 tbs maple syrup and 1 tsp sugar. My hubby and I also have bees so we get honey to Smile
Nic7

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Posted: 07 Jun 2012, 12:30
I used to use 2+ teaspoons of sugar in my tea, but started to cut back, at first I found it very bitter and didn't really like it, I found that if I keep cutting back, then after a while I give myself a little bit more, I find it tastes too sweet. I cut back to -1 teaspoon and then maybe every 2 weeks I will go to tim's and get a regular tea, and they alays over do the sugar, and I find it too sweet to drink. I drink it with honey now, as I said in the previous post, and I only need a splash. I actually do that with lots of things, at night you turn down the tv a little bit at a time, and then you can turn it up a bit and it seems louder than when you started? Does that make sense?
Stella1964

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Posted: 18 Aug 2012, 17:49
I've been using Truvia which is a nice blend of stevia and erythritol. I also use powdered form of erythritol in baking and also oligiofructose. both are made from natural veg and fruit sources. Not lab chemicals. Thy are also prebiotics! I really liked xylitol at first for its closest taste to cane sugar but I experienced explosive bathroom visitis from just small amounts. Not worth the discomfort. So I stick with stevia, erythritol nd oligiofructose. Note, xylitol is deadly to dogs.



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