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I asked a nurse practioner if she heard that artificial sweetners were dangereous she had printed out some info and it scared me Splenda-your body doesn't recognize it so it hooks on to anything, artificial sweetners such as Equal and sweet and low are not in the healthy group, so I went to my doctor and told him I was not going to use sugar or sweetener and told him about the article he told me since I drink hot tea to use honey and I use a teaspoon of sugar on anything else I need sweet-----
with that said the Sunday before valentine's day I started my journey and in 2 weeks I lost 6 pounds and my blood sugars were in the normal range I was so excited I saw my doctor and took the info I had and asked for a blood test to be done so instead of my Ac1 being lower than 8.3 and can't wait
I love hot tea but trying them without sugar was yucky so i tried honey and for awhile that was great but my doctor told me about stevia its made from a plant its great in my hot tea and has 0 calories and its not bad for you like artificial sweetners.
you can also add this to morning oatmeal as well as other cereals and tart fruits ,enjoy.
I know a lot of people don't use artificial sweetners, but for those of us who do, a packet or two of sugar-free jello along with some dried fruit can add a lot of interest to whole-grain muffins, without adding a lot of calories. If you prefer a lighter fruit flavor from just one pack of jello, add a little Stevia in the Raw, since one packet may not be enough sweetner for your taste. My favorite is adding orange jello with craisens and walnuts.
On deck for my next batch is cherry jello and dried cherries. I was also thinking lemon jello has a lot of potential.
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