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Safe Artificial Sweetener Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Safe Artificial Sweetener.

All About Artificial Sweeteners

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

The Science Behind Stevia

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

What Are Sugar Alcohols?

If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as...  Read more

Sweet Swaps: Baking with Sugar Substitutes

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

Smarter Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede...  Read more

Question if you've given up sweeteners/sugars/et a
Updated 7/2/2014 11:02:22 PM

If you've given up sugar and artificial sweeteners, when did you notice a change in your palate, if at all? I'm just over 3 weeks in to my sugar/artificial sweetener/wheat detox and I'm starting to notice a change. I now enjoy my coffee with no sweet...  Read more

Giving up Artificial Sweeteners and other chemical
Updated 6/5/2014 6:44:21 PM

I thought this would be a relatively simple task, just give up the sweet n low in my morning coffee and ditch the Crystal Light. I figured, I know how to eat well, just stick to the other health stuff I know and I'll be fine. WRONG!!!! This is exactl...  Read more

When is it safe to have the cookie?
Updated 5/21/2014 5:12:28 PM

Hello all, So I am a closet binge eater and have been since about 11 years old. I have used food as a coping mechanism throughout life and always take it to an extreme. Such as I can't buy a bag of chips and have a serving and put them up. I obsess...  Read more

How much soy is "safe"
Updated 4/17/2014 8:18:07 AM

I am a 31 year old female with no significant health issues. I would like to know how much soy is safe to consume weekly for me. I love eating edamame and can eat half a bag of the Bids Eye steamer bag in one sitting easily. Is eating this amount...  Read more

Is ideal protein diet safe when have upcoming back
Updated 3/23/2014 6:10:29 PM

I will be having back surgery soon as was wondering if I will have any problems with being on the ideal protein diet. I know there were a lot of restrictions to follow the week before surgery so I'm wondering if I will run into a problem when I chec...  Read more

Artificial Sweeteners

Dr Mark Hyman Says "Stop confusing your body. If you have a desire for something sweet, have a little sugar, but stay away from “fake” foods. Researchers found that the total food eaten over 14 days dramatically increased in the artificial sweetener...  Read more

Seltzer

Flavored seltzers are great - no calories, no artificial sweeteners and lots of great taste....  Read more

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

What You Need to Know about Nectresse, the Zero-Calorie Sweetener

I turned the corner and headed down aisle #6--the baking section of my local grocery store--eyes peeled for the "new kid" on the shelf. The new zero-calorie sweetener, Nectresse from the makers of Splenda.  There it was, in canister an...  Read more

Smart Ways to Feed Your Body

Q: I've heard that artificial sweeteners can make you crave more sweets. So why do weight loss plans encourage eating foods—like yogurt—with artificial sweeteners? —HILARY SHEFFLER HOWARD, ATHOL, IDA: Diet sodas get more negativ...  Read more