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Help? baffled by sweeeteners!
1 year ago  ::  Apr 20, 2013 - 5:36PM #13
nancy13
Posts: 167



I julea heard of this the other day. I am a Splenda user. 


The Glycemic Index of coconut sugar is 35 and is classified as a low glycemic index food.[5] It is considered to be healthier than refinedwhite sugar and brown sugar.[citation needed] It can be used as a 1:1 sugar substitute for coffee, tea, baking, and cooking.


Coconut sugar has a high mineral content, being a rich source of potassiummagnesiumzinc, and iron. In addition to this it containsVitamin B1B2B3, and B6. When compared to brown sugar, coconut sugar has 36 times the iron, four times the magnesium, and over 10 times the amount of zinc.[6]


The coconut sap, from which coconut sugar is derived, contains 16 amino acids. The amino acid which has the highest content in coconut sap is Glutamine.


Nancy13



1 year ago  ::  Apr 18, 2013 - 9:43AM #12
lorraine7
Posts: 10

Faith, .


You are so right when you say you have to do what is right for you.  What might be right for me might not be right for you, it is all trial and error, which is the frustrating part but I view it as a challenge; I get to try different things all the time to see what is right and what is wrong, its kinda fun! 


 


Lorraine

1 year ago  ::  Apr 17, 2013 - 6:04PM #11
faithr
Posts: 212

HSB, I get that you are frustrated.  We all are with all the conflicting alternatives and opinions out there.  Each of us has to look to what works for us and where we are at in the diabetes journey.  For now I can handle some sugar as long as I work it into my carb budget.  As that changes I may need to change too!


For myself I try to stay away from artifical sweetners as much as possible but that is not always possible. I know that aspartame has gotten some really bad reviews of late so I try to stay away from that one completly. Some of them make my mouth sore so I don't use them (Malitol etc.) I also don't like the after taste of stevia so I don't use it very often either.


I use the brown sugar twin for baking and on my cereal.  For other thins I substiute Xyletol in my recipes.  1/3c xyletol and 1/3c sugar substitutes for 1c sugar.  I like how it works for baking and tastes. Sometimes I substitute a bit of honey as well.  I found a really good tasting pancake syrup but I can't remember what it is sweetend with...something I haven't heard of before.


I have looked at coconut sugar before and a friend of mine that works in the health food industry recommends it.  I just haven't tried it yet. 


Please don't give up on finding alternatives that work for you.  Eventually you will find a formula that works.  In the meantime, forum members are here to chat.  We all have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with each other.


Faith

1 year ago  ::  Apr 17, 2013 - 5:03PM #10
norm57
Posts: 312

yes i was reading your post! monk fruit extract made by nevelia o carbs. norm

1 year ago  ::  Apr 17, 2013 - 4:17PM #9
copperhairpin
Posts: 861
type2

Hi Loraine.  Nice to see you posting on the type 2 clubhouse forum.  I have a feeling that you will be a regular and that is a good thing.


Sally

Sally
1 year ago  ::  Apr 17, 2013 - 1:22PM #8
lorraine7
Posts: 10

Sally,


 


Aspartame is not good for you!  You should think about switching to something else.  It causes lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.  I put the link below for you to check it out.  I would choose something like Splenda or coconut palm sugar, but please don't blast me like others have about coconut palm sugar!  I was just trying to help and NO it does not make the food taste like coconut. 


www.naturalnews.com/aspartame.html


 


Lorraine

1 year ago  ::  Apr 17, 2013 - 1:16PM #7
lorraine7
Posts: 10

WOW! Just trying to help.  Surprised 

1 year ago  ::  Apr 16, 2013 - 10:34PM #6
copperhairpin
Posts: 861
type2

My daughter came and stayed a few days so I was away from dLife.  I hope you will come back with the information that you find out.  I deal with depression too and I would like to know if any of the artificial sweeteners interfer with the medication.  Sweeteners are so controversial these days that my head spins thinking about it.  I use the store brand of aspartame from Walmart.  It tastes good; like Equal, and cheap.  The rest are a lot more expensive and if there are things bad about one it is probably bad about all of the rest.


So come back and report ok?


Sally

Sally
1 year ago  ::  Apr 16, 2013 - 6:51PM #5
HSB
Posts: 105
type2

are all of you not reading my post???



monk fruit? coconut?



I was asking about WHICH SWEETENER TO USE (Artificle/semi-artificle or other wise).



What I should have done is Ask My Doctor- he sent me a link...next time I will do that- this was a complete waste of resources.



(I would post the link, but it has nothing to do with gazzubiwitchet nuts (I figure the next suggestion)

1 year ago  ::  Apr 16, 2013 - 5:18PM #4
norm57
Posts: 312

have you tried monk fruit. found it at wally world as we call it round here.

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