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Old 07-20-2016, 08:51 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Xylitol is my favorite, I don't have any gastro problems with it. It bakes well too. Stevia is over processed, it's green naturally but white when processed and mixed with something else. It's bitter. I have grown stevia and made simple syrup with it that was really good, but it was very very green and colored everything I made with it green.
Most of the supermarket stuff is mixed with something else and it's called maltodextrin. I buy pure stevia which has nothing added and is up to 300x times as sweet as sugar. You have to get used to using such small quantities to sweeten stuff. The one I buy comes with a 15cc micro scoop which roughly equals one teaspoon. I am diabetic and the pure does not affect blood sugar levels. I quit buying the stuff from the supermarket. I saw Truvia mentioned earlier in the thread, it contains stevia but also contains erythritol. Next time you buy your sweetener check out the ingredients, you may be surprised.
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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I hate all the artificial sweeteners (and some of them give me headaches and joint stiffness/pain). I occasionally use stevia, but not Truvia. It's a horrible over processed version of stevia.
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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They're ALL garbage. You're better off with a little sugar (says my doctor).
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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You have been walking in the desert for hours and you had to choose between sodas flavored with aspartame, splenda or truvia which would you choose?
Of the above, Truvia because at least part of it is Stevia.

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I've asked two different doctors I've gone to about using Splenda. The facebook "panicers" post things every now and then talking about how dangerous it is for you. Both doctors said to go ahead and use it. And I like the taste of it too.
What is a panicer? No doctor will tell you Splenda is healthy because it isn't.

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They're ALL garbage. You're better off with a little sugar (says my doctor).
Yep.

To the OP, Stevia isn't an artificial sweetener.

You are honestly better off just using sugar or honey. They all spike you sugar levels and cause your pancreas to produce insulin.

Any calories you may save aren't worth it.
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