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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,798
2/17/13 7:32 P

Artificial sweeteners do nothing to benefit health.
Artificial sweeteners are a way to cut back on sugar intake and the calories contained in sugar---which can be a benefit if you are taking in too much sugar, trying to decrease carb intake, or trying to lose weight with a lower calorie diet.

Splenda sounds like something you like, you may want to try the stevia sweeteners (Truvie, Purvie), another new one is Nectresse.

SP Dietitian Becky

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2/17/13 3:42 P

Stevia is a good alternative.

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2/17/13 3:15 P

I am curious about what the better and healthier replacements are for sugar in different types of food/drink combinations.

I don't like the taste of Sweet and Low or Equal, Splenda doesn't really bother me, but I don't know how "good" it is for you. I also have tried Stevia in the Raw, and the taste of that didn't bother me either. I can deal with using things like honey or brown sugar, but are these things actually better for you?

I'd like to have something I can use in coffee, tea, yogurt, etc. to sweeten slightly. I don't really care if it is no calorie or all natural, I just want a healthy alternative. And please, please don't answer "just don't use anything at all." If that worked for me, I obviously would not be posting this inquiry. I need something to start with, and then to eventually cut more and more out until it is eliminated from my diet.



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