The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi... Read more
If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
They go down easily and can be found anywhere and everywhere. Water, tea, milk, juice, soda, flavored waters, coffee, energy drinks, smoothies. This list touches just a few of the many categories of beverages but doesn’t even delve into the dif... Read more
I have not had a lot of luck substituting Stevia for sugar in my recipes. If anyone out there has some good items to bake or iced treats (Ice cream, ice milk, frozen yogurt or sorbet) please share them. I know with ice treats made in my newish ice... Read more
What's everyone's thoughts on Stevia? Good? Bad? I don't usually use artificial sweetener because I think the chemicals aren't good for our bodies - but stevia just comes from a plant no? #food #help #healthy... Read more
Are liquid calories the same as solid ones? I get up at 4 am to teach online ESL classes & don't have an appetite until 2pm. I try to eat at 11 but it is forced, making me nauseous. I was thinking of doing smoothies as a replacement for missed meals.... Read more
I now add 2 or 3 drops of liquid Stevia to my vanilla flavored Jarrow protein drink. Adds just enough sweet taste without the calories or carbs of fruits. Liquid stevia also comes in flavors. Great way to start my morning before or after I work ou... Read more
Replace your diet soda with a flavored liquid stevia in your water. It comes in many flavors and has no calories. Stevia is safe; plus it does not cause food carvings or feed your body toxins like the sweeteners in diet soda. Try stevia, I know yo... Read more
I would like to start a group for people that would like to be on a liquid diet using protein powder, slim fast or what ever you want protein shake diet. Who wants to join me for fast weight loss.... Read more
In the last few days before the administration changes hands, the FDA has been hard at work making changes. Here are two of the most interesting rulings: FDA Says Diet Coke Plus Mislabeled In 2007, Coke started selling Diet Coke Plus, also called Co... Read more
We spent plenty of time this week surfing the web for the most interesting, entertaining and educational stories. From oatmeal to stevia, avocados to packaged foods, this week's links are heavy on the food. Find out which links caught our attention t... Read more
Hello! So, I bought some liquid stevia last weekend at that natural food wonderland, Trader Joe's, and have no idea how to use it. What was I thinking? Well, if memory serves, I was thinking that I'd like to see what all the buzz is about and decided... Read more
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