Topic: Sweetner substitute

Hey Guys-

I hear all of support behind why we shouldnt use artificial sweetners. I am current splenda user because, I refuse to used refined sugar & I also refuse to eat certain foods without a sweetness. I would prefer NOT to use it, but I am not the kind of person that will give up sweetness or eat brown rice, or eat nonfat yogurt unsweetened, or drink green tea with only a teaspoon of honey, JUST because its good for me. I have a recipe for lowfat pumpkin bread, and it's ridiculous to expect someone to eat that bread without the sweetness because the sweetness=flavor in certain foods, just as salt does. Mrs. Dash, I am NOT a fan of. It's a bunch of bull. I hope someone can give me some ideas of what to substitute. i know there is also this product called estiva, isnt that supposed to be a natural sweetner? Help? I do want to be healthy, but I need certain things in my diet to be sweet, it's non-negoitable. Thanks in advanced.

Tim

Re: Sweetner substitute

Hello timost2. I hear your plea and can relate. Being diabetic I am always looking for solutions to getting a sweet fix. For me when first dxd with diabetes is was diet sodas. Now, acknowledging and understanding the negative affects of aspartame I am almost diet soda free. Now drinking 1 - 2 six packs a week vs. 4-5 12packs a week some 6months or more back I am happy with my progress. Yet, the elusive sweet fix became a larger culprit for me to deal with. I now manage it with two things. First, from the Metabolic Typing Diet I have learned my sweet cravings are a side effect of a nutrient lack in my system somewhere. Second, eating healthier choices like fruit and berries now suffices my thirst for a sweet fix. And, when  temptation causes me to break down, moderation becomes the key.

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