Discussion in 'Nutrition and Food' started by Bahama-mama, Mar 15, 2009.
Whats the best artificial sweetner to use ?
Personally I think they all taste yucky (sorry!) my DD likes stevia though.
She generally uses small amount of sugar or syrup, etc, or adds fruit for sweetness. For example, on oatmeal DD likes 1-2 tsp of sugar or syrup and/or an apple chopped up and mixed in.
We mainly use Splenda at our house. We do use Sweet N' Low on Morning Coffee (you can't run a radio station group without caffeine).
I like Xylitol, although we do use Splenda once in awhile.
Anything ending in "tol" is a sugar alcohol and can cause major spikes in some people. My son is one of them. I personally prefer the taste of NutraSweet.
Splenda here..Everything else is evil on Amanda and "runs right through her" to put it bluntly..(sorry)
We mainly use splenda, but will also use sweet 'n low as well. It seems to be "sweeter" than splenda.
Splenda at our house.
We use stevia or agva nectar, but we are T2 and insulin resistant.
We use stevia, raw agave nectar or xylitol.
I recently read an article on agave nectar being hard on the liver, so I'm considering not buying it once we run out.
Splenda for the whole family.
splenda but if were baking then we use half splenda half sugar
We just use regular sugar and dose for that. I read a pretty disturbing article about artificial sweetners, especially when you consume more than one artificial sweetner at the same time. I'll have to see if I can dig up the article.
We use sugar in stuff- like for baking, for on top of foods a drizzle of honey - like oatmeal, or real maple syrup on pancakes or waffles or french toast- yum! I mix a variety of whole grain flours into pancake and waffle mixes. My son loves hot tea, a little honey and milk in it. I measure the honey and milk and cover for the carbs. It is fine. Our Diabetes nutritionist did not recommend fake sweeteners. I can't remember what she said was bad about them. Once in awhile we do drink diet pop though. Not too often.
Sugar, or if it's a "diet" product I only use Stevia, the only "diet" product I have is Zevia soda
We do not use artificial sweeteners in our home. I figure diabetes is enough without putting something into her that is not natural and may cause more issues. We either use natural sugar in moderation or stevia. Stevia is so widely available. Powders or liquids. You can even purchase all kinds of flavors. We have added them to sparkling water for a great carb-free soda. We have root beer flavor, orange, grape, vanilla, etc. Also Zevia is awesome. We only buy it on special occasions, like a family picnic or something. Zevia and the liquid flavored stevias are available at Whole Foods here. And the bottles last forever because you only use a few drops. We recently purchased a stevia sweetened lemonade at Trader Joes and it was only $2.29 for the 64 oz. bottle. It was really good. The main thing I guess is what works best for your child. Sometimes it just takes time to figure it out. Best of luck to you.
we use splenda and stevia, and I just recently found 'cocosugar'. It's made from from coconut sap and has a glycemic index of 35, it looks and tastes just like brown sugar
Over the years, the whole family has stopped consuming drinks with sugar in them and is content with the sweetness cereal already has.
Other than an occasional diet drink, no artificial sweeteners are used in cooking in this house.
And what do you thing of Erythriol?
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