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Old 01-24-2004, 03:06 AM   #1
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Artificial Sweeteners

I paid to ******** some Atkins recepies on an ebay site... I am keen to make these high protein/low carb bars to keep me going throughout the day...

There are obviously lots of different sweetners I could use..

Does anyone know of any safer sweetners (is splenda any good?) I dislike Stevia coc of the bitter after taste.

Thanks in advance!

 
Old 01-24-2004, 08:24 AM   #2
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Re: Artificial Sweeteners

I would not put any artificial sweetners in my food. That has been too much written about aspartame, splenda and the rest. Splends's claim to fame is that it is made from sugar. So it has to be OK - right? The process of making splenda converts the sugar molecule by bonding chlorine atoms to it. A man made process.

I use stevis packets for tea and other drinks. I have found no after taste. Perhaps you are using too much. Stevis is a natural product, not artificial.

 
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Old 01-24-2004, 10:42 AM   #3
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Re: Artificial Sweeteners

Non-bitter Stevia is available.
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Old 01-24-2004, 02:35 PM   #4
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Re: Artificial Sweeteners

Try different brands of Stevia. For some reasons, one may taste bitter to you but another might not (someone suggested it to me and I found one that is okay).

 
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Re: Artificial Sweeteners

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Non-bitter Stevia is available.

What brand is it? I like stevia too but the after taste reminds me of aspartame!!!

 
Old 01-27-2004, 02:47 AM   #6
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Re: Artificial Sweeteners

Unfortunately Stevia isn't available in the UK - and the ones that I imported from the States are so bitter, really very disgusting.

What about Maltotol or Isomalt? I hear they are Safe and natural. Any comments on those ones?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-27-2004, 06:34 AM   #7
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Re: Artificial Sweeteners

I occasionally use "SweetLeaf" manufactured by Wisdom of the Ancients. It's not too bad.

I've read that using stevia in hot foods/drinks makes it bitter, so it may not matter which brand you use.

 
Old 01-31-2004, 08:16 AM   #8
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Re: Artificial Sweeteners

I would feel safe eating Splenda. It is being used much more often in foods now and some companies that used to use Nutrasweet, etc.. are switching to it. To my knowledge there have been no studies showing it to be unsafe. Don't eat too many foods with artificial sweeteners though b/c it may give you a runny tummy.
Although you are on the Atkins Diet....please eat some fruits and veggies b/c they are good for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Although you are on the Atkins Diet....please eat some fruits and veggies b/c they are good for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Veggies and fruits are allowed on the Atkins Diet. Nutritionally dense veggies are encouraged to the max! So there is no problems there.

 
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