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1/28/12 7:42 A

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What a great input about sweeteners, thanks ladies.
Ellie, I'll have to look into which Stevia I've bought, I want to be sure it's 'natural.'

I can't seem to drink my tea without something sweet in it and have gotten good ideas here, re honey, etc.

Kimberly, I've heard that sweet makes you crave sweets and there sure could be something to that!

I rarely drink soda but occasionally have a diet gingerale or Sprite, I don't think I drink 6 cans per year so that isn't anything to be concerned about.
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1/27/12 8:58 P

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Aside from whether artificial sweetners are healthy or not for us I try not to use them because I end up craving more sweet things when I use them. I don't know if it is because my body is tricked into thinking it has some sugar to digest and use for energy so when it doesn't get it, it puts out the signal to crave something sweet or not. I have heard that theory before. I do use Splenda if I make Koolaid but I use sugar or honey in my tea. I stopped drinking soda so I don't get it that way anymore.

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1/27/12 6:45 P

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I use them once in a blue moon. Moderation. emoticon

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1/27/12 6:12 P

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I have read so much negativity about artificial sugars-- I just don't use them
I never drink diet pop-- I have my coffee black and I have real brown sugar on my oatmeal



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1/27/12 10:38 A

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I am more into natural ingredients so I stay away from the artificial. I even gave up on my Diet Coke.

Stevia comes in many forms and not all are natural. Most are very processed. I have tried some but agree with the after taste not being good. I do not use this either.

I usually buy raw sugar or agave nectar.

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1/27/12 8:36 A

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I use sugar or honey in my tea.

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1/27/12 8:31 A

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I image a good many of us use artificial sweeteners in our drinks, cooking, baking, etc., but does anyone really know if they're good for us?

I've heard/read many pros and cons and there it was in our local newspaper again this morning so it got me thinking about it again!

We've used Splenda for years, I figured it's a safe one. Then my son's wife, who is a naturalist when it comes to eating, told me last weekend that no artificail sweetener is good for you, to try Stevia. So I bought some and though it tastes the very same in my tea, I find it leaves a bit of an after-taste in my mouth but if it's healthier for me, I'll get used to it! Stevia is derived from a plant so is considered "natural".

Your thoughts on all sweeteners? Artificial or real ones?

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