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Another "no calorie, natural" sweetener has launched (again...)


Monday, July 30, 2012

Hmmm.... First - as someone who tries to follow a Paleo diet, I try to avoid processed foods and have moved away from all sweeteners (both those considered natural and artificial). Second, I'm not interested in all the marketing hype -- so Buyer, Beware.

Be SMART my fellow Spark family. If you utilize artificial sweeteners, then now you know there is a new one you may want to try. If you believe in "whole foods", and avoid processed foods, etc. - then don't be fooled by the latest claims of this being an "all natural" product. It HAS been PROCESSED because it is not a pretty powder (or crystal or whatever) form in nature...

Fruit is the perfect packaging for natural sugars because it contains the correct balance of water, fiber, and other nutrients to ensure your body can handle processing it. So if I want something sweet, I'll just continue to grab a nice ripe piece of fruit!

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DJ4HEALTH 9/24/2012 11:00PM

    You can ever slice the fruits and put them in your water to make flavored water too.

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GOOSIEMOON 8/24/2012 6:06AM

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SWIMMING_CAT 8/1/2012 9:05AM

    Yay for fruits!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/31/2012 3:13PM

    What sound good sense.

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2NDWIND2 7/31/2012 7:33AM

    Great advice and thanks for the reminder. I still look forward to my afternoon diet soft drink at work - but I want to change that. Thanks for the welcome :)

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KPETSCHE 7/31/2012 12:31AM

    I hate artifical sweeteners. Really scarry stuff.

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SCIFIMOM 7/30/2012 9:51PM

  Tink, I don't know about you, but ever since I ditched the artificial sweeteners months ago, everything I eat has tasted different. Plain coffee with a gernerous squirt of soy milk tastes great, without any added sweetness, something I couldn't have tolerated just months ago. If this is what food tastes like, then WHAT was I eating before?

-- Claudia

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KIRAMISU 7/30/2012 4:20PM

    I donīt like artificial sweeteners either. They scare me as well.

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ILOVEMALI 7/30/2012 3:15PM

  I don't use artificial sweeteners at all. I just count the calories in. The artificial sweeteners scare me...

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ALLYTHEATHLETE 7/30/2012 2:50PM

    Amen, sister!

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