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Can anyone tell me what the best sugar substitutes are?

 
Sweet (rotting) tooth
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Can anyone tell me what the best sugar substitutes are?
I hear so much about the dangers of some sugar substitutes and I was wondering if there are any safe ones on the market.


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flavored water
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Stevia is newest on the block. I have some, it's all natural, has the same taste as sugar substitutes.
I dont care for it, I prefer real sugar, but for those looking for somthing new and more natural, this is supposed to be the hottest thing.
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dont eat anything sugary for awhile and everything will taste better, even water
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Re: Can anyone tell me what the best sugar substitutes are?
I hear so much about the dangers of some sugar substitutes and I was wondering if there are any safe ones on the market.


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Stevia. Expenisve but it's good stuff available at your health food store.
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Re: Can anyone tell me what the best sugar substitutes are?
Xylitol, or birch tree sugar. It's good for fighting tooth decay because it's a sugar alcohol and not a real sugar. It's also got only 2/3 the calories of table sugar, but about the same amount of sweetness. So you use the same amount but it has less calories and drives bacteria out of your mouth.

There are lots of studies that show that chewing Xylitol gum helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease and ear infections. That is because it attracts bacteria but the bacteria can't attach to it, so the bacteria gets "cleaned out" of the throat and mouth.

Xylitol is also good for diabetics because the body metabolizes the sugar alcohol much more slowly than sugar, and you don't get insulin spikes (sugar rushes) from it.

It doesn't have an artificial sweetener taste, and tastes about like regular sugar!

The problem is that Xylitol is very expensive. It cost me about $25 for a 5lb bag ordering online from iHerb.com. It's much more expensive in health stores. But I don't use sugar that much, so that 5 lbs will last me at least year.

I just used some for my beef jerky marinade, on account of its antibacterial properties.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Trident makes a xylitol gum, for ant-bacterial tooth health. Walgreens sells it.

[link to www.walgreens.com]

You can order xylitol gum online, too:

[link to xlear-usa.amazonwebstore.com]

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apples
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Stick with sugar. Artificial stuff will make a mess of you. If you are determined to avoid sugar then try honey. Just avoid the stuff that came out of a lab tube.
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Stick with sugar. Artificial stuff will make a mess of you. If you are determined to avoid sugar then try honey. Just avoid the stuff that came out of a lab tube.
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Totally agree. I never understood the whole sugar substitute thing. Sugar is in almost everything anyway..why go with the man made stuff for your tea or cup of coffee. It has too strong an aftertaste for me.
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Stick with sugar. Artificial stuff will make a mess of you. If you are determined to avoid sugar then try honey. Just avoid the stuff that came out of a lab tube.
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Xylitol IS natural. Part of the reason we get so sick eating sugar is because we didn't evolve eating refined sugar. We don't get a lot of the natural sugars and sugar alcohols our bodies are made to use. Xylitol is one of them.

I'd say the opposite of 586: get off your refined sugar habit.
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Stick with sugar. Artificial stuff will make a mess of you. If you are determined to avoid sugar then try honey. Just avoid the stuff that came out of a lab tube.

Xylitol IS natural. Part of the reason we get so sick eating sugar is because we didn't evolve eating refined sugar. We don't get a lot of the natural sugars and sugar alcohols our bodies are made to use. Xylitol is one of them.

I'd say the opposite of 586: get off your refined sugar habit.
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Xylitol, agree 100%
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Stick with sugar. Artificial stuff will make a mess of you. If you are determined to avoid sugar then try honey. Just avoid the stuff that came out of a lab tube.

Xylitol IS natural. Part of the reason we get so sick eating sugar is because we didn't evolve eating refined sugar. We don't get a lot of the natural sugars and sugar alcohols our bodies are made to use. Xylitol is one of them.

I'd say the opposite of 586: get off your refined sugar habit.

Xylitol, agree 100%
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Ditto!
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I think sugar is the best sweetener around. It doesn't deserve all the negative press about it. I put sugar in everything that needs sweetening such as coffee and tea, and consume many foods with sugar in them such as pastries and I am as thin as a rail and in sterling health.
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Re: Can anyone tell me what the best sugar substitutes are?
Isn't there a natural product called "Agave" that diabetics use? It doesn't raise the blood sugar level.
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or raw honey
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I think sugar is the best sweetener around. It doesn't deserve all the negative press about it. I put sugar in everything that needs sweetening such as coffee and tea, and consume many foods with sugar in them such as pastries and I am as thin as a rail and in sterling health.
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It's like poison. Processed sugar is not in it's natural state and raises the blood sugar level very high.
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A word of warning on xylitol.

IT IS TOXIC TO DOGS!
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High fructose corn syrup. "It's natural!"
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Stick with sugar. Artificial stuff will make a mess of you. If you are determined to avoid sugar then try honey. Just avoid the stuff that came out of a lab tube.


Totally agree. I never understood the whole sugar substitute thing. Sugar is in almost everything anyway..why go with the man made stuff for your tea or cup of coffee. It has too strong an aftertaste for me.
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Do you understand diabetes?
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Re: Can anyone tell me what the best sugar substitutes are?
I think sugar is the best sweetener around. It doesn't deserve all the negative press about it. I put sugar in everything that needs sweetening such as coffee and tea, and consume many foods with sugar in them such as pastries and I am as thin as a rail and in sterling health.

It's like poison. Processed sugar is not in it's natural state and raises the blood sugar level very high.
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Calling sugar poison is absurd. We need sugar to live. It is natural. If if was poisonous I should have expired a long time ago! LOL
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I think sugar is the best sweetener around. It doesn't deserve all the negative press about it. I put sugar in everything that needs sweetening such as coffee and tea, and consume many foods with sugar in them such as pastries and I am as thin as a rail and in sterling health.

It's like poison. Processed sugar is not in it's natural state and raises the blood sugar level very high.

Calling sugar poison is absurd. We need sugar to live. It is natural. If if was poisonous I should have expired a long time ago! LOL
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 655586

Just give your pancreas time. Processed sugar IS like poison to the system. Read up! Sugar in it's natual state is healthy.
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Re: Can anyone tell me what the best sugar substitutes are?
Xylitol, or birch tree sugar.
.....

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Trident makes a xylitol gum, for ant-bacterial tooth health. Walgreens sells it.

[link to www.walgreens.com]

You can order xylitol gum online, too:

[link to xlear-usa.amazonwebstore.com]
 Quoting: AsperGirl

That is very interesting AG, I didn't know a thing about this sweetener!
I am here to challenge your indoctrinated false belief that flaming queens don't use shovels ...
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Stick with sugar. Artificial stuff will make a mess of you. If you are determined to avoid sugar then try honey. Just avoid the stuff that came out of a lab tube.


Totally agree. I never understood the whole sugar substitute thing. Sugar is in almost everything anyway..why go with the man made stuff for your tea or cup of coffee. It has too strong an aftertaste for me.



Do you understand diabetes?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 641266

Again, if the connection between sugar and diabetes as well as obesity were true, then I should suffer from both but I don't. I think many people have been brainwashed to blame sugar for many ills that are due to other causes.
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Calling sugar poison is absurd. We need sugar to live. It is natural. If if was poisonous I should have expired a long time ago! LOL

Just give your pancreas time. Processed sugar IS like poison to the system. Read up! Sugar in it's natual state is healthy.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 594943

My experience with sugar contradicts the unfavorable notions of it. Sometimes we need to trust in our own judgment and experience rather than believe everything we are told.
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Re: Can anyone tell me what the best sugar substitutes are?
I hear so much about the dangers of some sugar substitutes and I was wondering if there are any safe ones on the market.


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sugarless skinny cow if you like ice cream sandwiches. Equal tastes good as a sugar substitute,There's sugarless toffee life savers you can get in bags at the store.Also, there's this new berry,apple,water mellon tart sugarless life savor that's the bomb! I get sick of pepper mint sugarless stuff so to freshen your breath after brushing I like my mouth to taste like sugarless frut tart candy. Just an idea for you. There's plenty of really good sugarless gum out there too. Sugarless Hubba Bubba origional.

Juice< sugarless diet cran berry juice from Ocean Spray. Make sure the bottle says, diet. There's a lite cranberry and that has sugar in it...

Just remember fruit has sugar in it. If you have a problem with saying no and layer up your portion sizes then stay away from fruit. If you know how to have just one piece or one serving then get that certain fruit.

Chocolate? There's sugarless chocolate jello pudding. Get the name breand it tastes better. And sugarless cocoa mix...

Hope this helps...
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Re: Can anyone tell me what the best sugar substitutes are?
I think sugar is the best sweetener around. It doesn't deserve all the negative press about it. I put sugar in everything that needs sweetening such as coffee and tea, and consume many foods with sugar in them such as pastries and I am as thin as a rail and in sterling health.

It's like poison. Processed sugar is not in it's natural state and raises the blood sugar level very high.

>>Calling sugar poison is absurd. We need sugar to live. It is natural. If if was poisonous I should have expired a long time ago! LOL
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 655586

Refined sugar acts like a hormonal poison, it has serious metabolic and brain chemical effects.

Refined sugar has a potent effect on our bodies, it didn't even exist as a food product until recently.

That's why people get addicted to it, why it screws up metabolism and energy, and why people get bipolar symptoms if they eat sugar regularly.
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Re: Can anyone tell me what the best sugar substitutes are?
I hear so much about the dangers of some sugar substitutes and I was wondering if there are any safe ones on the market.


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 Quoting: Sweet (rotting) tooth 537103


The best sugar I can think of getting is search for your local raw honey supplier (make sure it's UNpasteurized, meaning it has all of its microrganisms still alive)

Stevia is also a good natural alternative as it is from a flower that is a cousin of the Crusanthumum, again ensure it's unrefined raw form

raw cane sugar is good because it is RAW (raw means unrefiened and will still contain its mineral balance), I just found a bag of raw cane sugar the other day and I am using it

rule of thumb: any sugar that is UNrefined is good, refined sugar bad, diabetics can eat any sugar that is UNrefined, it's the refined sugars that cause diabetes (that and MSG)

AVOID: refined table sugar, aspartame, etc.
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I hear so much about the dangers of some sugar substitutes and I was wondering if there are any safe ones on the market.


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Stevia. Expenisve but it's good stuff available at your health food store.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 633422


Stevia is now being marketed in the U.S. through the Kroger chain of grocery stores (Ralph's on the west coast) under the brand "Truvia." It's quite good. About $4.00 for 40 single serving packages to a box, so its gradually getting cheaper and easier to find in the U.S., slowly.
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That is very interesting AG, I didn't know a thing about this sweetener!
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I've been reading medical biochemistry & physiology lately. There's a lot of stuff about health and eating that mainstream media never lets on about!

IMO this is one of the best websites to post nutritional questions because there is a lot of useful knowledge and natural healers here.

>>Nutritional conspiracy theorist here<<

I think that the U.S. food companies, pharmaceutical companies and agribusiness are making us unhealthy to make bigger profits, and push bad eating habits.
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Re: Can anyone tell me what the best sugar substitutes are?
I hear so much about the dangers of some sugar substitutes and I was wondering if there are any safe ones on the market.


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 Quoting: Sweet (rotting) tooth 537103


As long as you stick to the unrefined sugars you are doing great, in my opinion raw UNpasteurized honey is the best sugar a human can consume, it tastes great, it's natural, it's super good for you

avoid!: refined table sugar and synthetic sugars
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Stevia is now being marketed in the U.S. through the Kroger chain of grocery stores (Ralph's on the west coast) under the brand "Truvia." It's quite good. About $4.00 for 40 single serving packages to a box, so its gradually getting cheaper and easier to find in the U.S., slowly.
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I haven't tried it, I will get some next time. Thanks!





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