Originally posted by Arcane Demesne
Originally posted by SaturnFX
So, without lecturing, I recommend going yellow if your going to use a artifical sweetener to begin with...tastes better and no aspartame
I'll lecture for you. Stay away from ALL artificial sweeteners and use stevia.
I bought a bottle of Stevia, and that stuff leaves a terrible aftertatse, plus it isn't sweet, it was more bitter to me than anything. Never used it
I still stick with saccharin, the amount you have to use to get cancer from it is obscene, and not by any stretch of the imganiation how much I use.
The product I use is a liquid called Fasweet. I buy it straight from the manufacturer by the case (12 bottles), and the shipping is free. I get about
a case a year.
It can also be used in cooking and baking, which most other artificial sweetners cannot.
I never trusted Splenda, it is chlorinated sugar molecules. All the other sweeteners, I stayed away from after it made my kids psychotic. I was buying
them sugar free drinks with Nutrasweet, and had to detox them from it after they had extreme behaviour problems.
I do buy a few pre-packaged products that use Splenda, however, but only rarely. One is sugar free ketchup from Heinz, and the other is sugar free
baby gerkin sweet pickles and sweet relish. Three things as a diabetic I could just not give up.
Occasionally I will buy sugar alcohol from the health food store, it looks like sugar, but it has a really bad side effect if you use very much. First
is excessive gas *blush* and if you consume a little more, it has an extreme laxative effect. That is exactly the only reason I use sugar alcohols.
Sugar alcohols are the best for baking and candy making, but you must consume only small, SMALL quantities if you are going to be in public.
This is also what is in all sugar free candies that are name brands, like Hersheys Chocolates.
Sugar alcohols can also affect some diabetics blood sugar, but it has been explained to me this is akin to a false positive. If you are watching your
glucose though, it can be very scary to eat something with sugar alcohol and then take a reading. Some diabetics are not affected by it at all.
I just stand strongly convinced for people that must avoid all sugars due to diabetes, that saccharin is the lesser of all evils. To get cancer from
it, you have to consume the equivalent of, I think 600 cans of diet soda a day. It was injected directly into the lab rats bloodstream. Anything in
that amount would give you cancer.
It is all about moderation.