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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,663
12/13/12 5:23 P

I wish I was a clean eater. That is something I am going to aim for in the new year.


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Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 12/13/2012 (17:37)
YELLOWDAHLIA SparkPoints: (85,741)
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12/13/12 1:46 P

Sorry to all you "clean eaters" but I thank God for the artificial stuff! I do go sparingly with it though.

@JENNILACEY,
That sounds very similar to the syrup I use sometimes. I put it on my oatmeal.

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (73,366)
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12/13/12 1:44 P

Glad you find something you enjoy. I prefer the real stuff! Plus it's loaded with antioxidants.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
12/13/12 1:18 P

I only use Grade B maple syrup. it is closest to what comes out of the tree.

MVR2982 Posts: 8
12/13/12 7:57 A

Way to go MANDIETERRIER1. That is really great.

ACKWARDATTIMES Posts: 140
12/13/12 12:48 A

I do what Mandie does...real Grade A Maple Syrup! No sugar or chemicals added, tapped from a maple tree, sweet and natural. :) A little pricey but so worth it.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,663
12/12/12 7:22 P

I just used a drizzle of real Grade A Maple Syrup

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 12/12/2012 (19:23)
SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,814
12/12/12 6:47 P

Sugar Alcohols (which are often used in products labeled sugar free) will raise blood sugar.

Sucralose is an artificial sweetener. The majority of ingested sucralose is not broken down by the body and therefore it is non-caloric. Sucralose is actually Splenda.... ADVERSE AFFECTS CAN ENLARGE THE LIVER AND KIDNEYS. Other reactions can include rash, muscle aches, reported cases of seizures, headaches, etc. Be careful with this product.

Note that artificial sweeteners are not a solution; they’re part of the problem as they mimic sugar so well that the body produces insulin to metabolize them and might even make you crave food. Some people report that aspartame triggers migraines

My endocrinoligist says sugar alcohols are a diabetics worst nightmare.

Not for me anytime.

Even 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 group — meaning that the artificial sweetener stimulated their appetite and made them eat more!"

"THERE’S NO DOUBT about it. Artificial sweeteners cause obesity"

Eliminate sugar and artificial sweeteners and your cravings will go away: Go cold turkey. If you are addicted to narcotics or alcohol you can’t simply just cut down. You have to stop for you brain to reset. Eliminate refined sugars, sodas, fruit juices, and artificial sweeteners from your diet. These are all drugs that will fuel cravings.

I dont care what SparkPeople says...I am listening to my doctor who is a specialist and glad that Dr. Mark Hyman confers.

SARAHEGILROY SparkPoints: (12,873)
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12/12/12 6:43 P

I've never heard of this. The thing is though real maple syrup doesn't need sweetened. Aunt Jemima is not anything close to the real deal. The real stuff also tends to last longer because a little goes a long way.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (74,734)
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12/12/12 6:27 P

I bought some maple syrup for my kids, it is something I've avoided since I started losing weight. I just assumed it was too many cals, too much sugar. Anyways, it's called Old Tyme, no sugar added. It's sweetened with sugar alcohols. If you're unfamilar with sugar alcohols here's a Spark article on them: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrit
ion_articles.asp?id=948

Here's the nutrition facts, drum roll please:

Per 1/4 cup (60 ml)

Cals 25
Sodium 130 mg
Carbs 8g
Fibre 1g
Sugar alcohols 7g

Compared to Aunt Jemina (butter flavoured) syrup

Per 3 tablespoons (45 ml)

Cals 180
Carbs 44g
Sodium 0g (better)
Sugars 29 g

I'm thinking it would be great for greek yogurt, oatmeal and of course pancakes or french toast. Not sure about the taste though, I haven't tried it yet.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 12/12/2012 (18:29)
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