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I use splenda, I know it's not the most natural, but the way it's been processed keeps it from leaving the GI tract. Which means it tastes sweet, but never enters the blood stream. Occasionally it may upset someones bowels, but there has never been anything serious linked to it and it's been around over 20 years. Even Stevia was banned in the 70's because one of the two key ingredients is carcinogenic. But since it can be classified as an herb it was able to be put back on shelves. In nursing school I did a huge research project on sweeteners and switched to Splenda then. Research a little, you should be able to find some of the same information I did.
I'm looking for natural sweetener to use when baking and with coffee, iced tea. I've been using the Stevia/Sugar blend but would like to try something different. I would like something that doesn't have a weird aftertaste and is no/low calorie. Can anyone recommend another natural sweetener? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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