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Stevia Sweetener Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Stevia Sweetener.

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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

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

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

Eating with Diabetes: Desserts and Sweets

I’d be willing to bet that most everyone has been told—and therefore believes—that people with diabetes cannot have any sugar and are resigned to living without dessert for the rest of their lives. Well, as a Certified Diabetes Educ...  Read more

How to Choose the Best Protein Powder

Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays...  Read more

do you use sweetener in your coffee/tea? If so whi
Updated 2/20/2015 12:29:43 PM

do you use sweetener in your coffee/tea? If so which brand?...  Read more

Coffee...How do you lose the sugar/sweeteners?
Updated 2/26/2015 5:00:03 PM

I love coffee. I used to drink just one cup every morning with cream and sugar or cream and fake sugar. Here's the thing, the diet I'm doing allows for the cream but not a sweetener. I absolutely loathe it without the sweetener. I can't wrap my h...  Read more

Why is honey preferred to sugar as a sweetener I c
Updated 1/25/2015 7:40:58 PM

Why is honey preferred to sugar as a sweetener I checked and a teaspoon of honey has more calories than sugar? Can someone please tell me....  Read more

Yoplait light changed sweeteners ... yuck!
Updated 1/20/2015 2:06:27 PM

Recently, for some reason, Yoplait decided to switch artificial sweeteners. The taste and texture is now very different, and not in a good way. I realize many companies are trying to get away from artificial sweeteners, but to switch from aspartame t...  Read more

what can replace artificial sweeteners in recipes
Updated 1/28/2015 9:52:23 PM

It is a rather weird question but I don't really want to use regular sugar (don't need even more calories) but I can't use artificial sweeteners due to the migraines I get when I drink or eat anything with it in them (especially Splenda). So wh...  Read more

Overcome Cravings with Tea/Coffee

I always experience a food craving after lunch. To keep myself busy and tasty,I make myself a cup of tea or coffee. When I have coffee I add a stevia sweetener and semi-skimmed milk. It saves me calories and I feel satisfied....  Read more

Strawberries Forever!

We love to buy the big bags of sliced, frozen strawberries from Sam's Club! We thaw them a bit in the microwave, toss them with stevia sweetener, thaw a bit more, and then enjoy as our bedtime snack! A glass of red wine sometimes, and lots of good nu...  Read more

No Artificial Sweeteners!

Let's support each other as we get off the artificial sweeteners. We'll learn about alternative healthy sweeteners, aspartame poisoning, the FDA's list of 92 symptoms, and more....  Read more

In the News: FDA Rules on Stevia, Diet Coke Plus

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

Weekly Links: Homemade Nut Butters, How to Cook Oats and Eating on Food Stamp Budget

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