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SEQUOIAGIRL SparkPoints: (9,407)
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9/7/12 3:46 A

Truvia has stevia in it without the bitter taste. In my opinion it tastes exactly like sugar without the calories.

NTIANI SparkPoints: (589)
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9/6/12 8:35 P

honey and maple syrup here :) When I absolutely MUST have my sugar - I do raw organic cane sugar (this is for making cookies, and an occassional yumm treat for my coffee!)

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,447
9/6/12 10:52 A

I don't like artificial sweetners either. But I want asweetner that I can use that will keep my coffee and recipes low glycemic.

MISSSVJS Posts: 534
9/6/12 10:02 A

I use pure stevia, coconut sugar, raw honey, organic pure maple syrup and rarely raw cane sugar - never artificial sweeteners or processed white sugar.

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (76,711)
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9/6/12 9:52 A

Fructose is a type of sugar. It's the sugar found in fruits, specifically.

What's the purpose of using a sugar substitute for you? Do you want to cut calories? What kind of foods and drinks are you going to use this sugar substitute in? Personally I still use sugar in my coffee. I just limit the amount that I use.

I don't like the taste of artificial sweeteners. I don't consume them regularly. I use sugar in moderation.

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,447
9/6/12 9:36 A

I have been researching sugar substitutes and have found out that Fructose is actually a low glycemic sweetener that appears to be healthy for you. I am also researching Monk Fruit (PUREFRUIT) and sucrolose.
Does anyone out there use any of these or have suggestions???

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