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
That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
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
I made my dinner and when I cut up the sweet potato it was white inside like a regular potato. It looked like a sweet potato and it tasted kind of like a sweet potato but it was not orange and it did not taste exactly like one. Is there something th... Read more
Good for you! My husband is not a sweet eater but the 1st two weeks after I joined SparkPeople, he bought Oreo's and ordered a brownie blast with ice cream when we ate out. I was able to stay the course but had to wonder... lol... Read more
1) Are sweet potatoes "healthy" to have as a pre-diabetic/diabetic? Or should they be avoided due to their sugar contents?
2) What kinds of sweets & sugar substitutes am I allowed to have twice weekly?
I'm a 220 lb. fema... Read more
I sugar binged tonight on sweet tea. Its been 6 weeks since Ive had this much sugar & now I have a headache and feel awful. I hope tomorrow isnt so rough. Tomorrow is another day to fight I just hope I dont wake up feeling so... blah.... Read more
I SAW THE BLOG YESTURDAY ABOUT THE TRUVIA AND THAT ONE IS GOOD BUT THERE ARE OTHER PRODUCTS OF PURE STEVIA THAT ARE MUCH MORE REASONABLE. I BUY STEVIA CALLED "STEVITA" (SPOONABLE STEVIA, AND "ONLY SWEET" STEVIA. I'D BEEN BUYING STEVIA FOR YEARS, WAS... Read more
Stevia has natural ingredients with no known side effects, no calories, no carbs, no fat, no affect on glucose levels & no sugar & no artificial sweeteners, It can be advantageous in the prevention &treatment of diabetes & obesity . Use just a little... 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
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