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SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (45,834)
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10/4/12 11:17 A

I have to avoid sugars, but my md allows stevia. emoticon

SNFOSTER1 Posts: 63
10/2/12 4:03 P

Thank you MANDIETERRIER1, I've seen nectresse sweetener in the stores. I was leaning toward trying it but I haven't heard any feedback on it. . I've also considered buying Agave.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,718
10/2/12 3:49 P

Splenda is not a natural sweetener. And agave has as many calories and needs to be used in moderation even though the makers claim it doesn't raise your blood sugar.

I have not tried it, but there is this sweetener made with monk fruit called Nectresse. The makers claim that it is 100% natural. And it has no calories.

BRENDA310 Posts: 11,158
10/2/12 3:38 P

Splenda

SLUNDQUIS SparkPoints: (25,738)
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10/2/12 2:54 P

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.

MYLEHIA Posts: 379
10/2/12 2:51 P

I use Splenda, but i have awlways wanted to try Stevia.... Is that what its called???

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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10/2/12 2:39 P

splenda

IRISHFANUH87 Posts: 1,038
10/2/12 2:19 P

I usually use Splenda

SWEETCEZ SparkPoints: (20,947)
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10/2/12 2:03 P

I use Agave and Molasses

Edited by: SWEETCEZ at: 10/2/2012 (14:03)
FITMOM1969 SparkPoints: (2,206)
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10/2/12 12:18 P

I just saw Chef Rocco Dispirito on Rachael Ray he used Agave Nectar to replace sugar in his baking he was looking to make a healthier version of a certain cookie.

Edited by: FITMOM1969 at: 10/2/2012 (12:19)
TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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10/2/12 11:23 A

I use Splenda and it works and tastes great.

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
10/2/12 10:02 A

This article provides a rundown of the most common types of “natural” sweeteners you’ll find on the market to help you decide.

The Truth about ''Natural'' Sweeteners
Does Sugar by Any Other Name Still Taste as Sweet?
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1203


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CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (76,924)
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10/2/12 7:51 A

Other than stevia, which is highly processed, I have not heard of any low/no cal natural sweeteners. Natural sweeteners like agave, molasses or honey are pretty caloric.

PUNKYPA Posts: 3,627
10/2/12 6:54 A

Molasses, sorghum molasses, blackstrap molasses

SNFOSTER1 Posts: 63
10/2/12 6:37 A

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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