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Thoughts on sugar substitutes.


I was just wondering what everyone's thoughts on sugar substitute's are. Especially now that it's FDA approved. Although I mostly drink water and milk my husband is diabetic and doesnt like water so he has alot of diet soda's, liquid water enhancements and other diet drinks in the house so most times when I do indulge in something different it is a sugar free drink. 
Jul 09, 2019 @ 07:42 pm

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Not A Fan

I understand if you're diabetic then that's a great option, but I've never been a fan of substitute anything. If I want to avoid sugar I wont reach for diet soda or Splenda or anything like that, I'll just avoid sugary things in general. The artificial nature of those things bothers me.
Jul 09, 2019 @ 10:50 pm


I try to avoid them when I can. The only real exception is for gum. I've found one that I like and unfortunately it has artificial sweeteners in it.
Jul 10, 2019 @ 10:05 am


My husband is also diabetic and his diabetic specialist has told him that Mio and Crystal Light are perfectly acceptable to add to his water. In addition, he uses a sugar substitute for his coffee.
Jul 10, 2019 @ 02:07 pm

No substitute

i really like the taste of sugar but use it very sparingly. Especially for drinks. Im not s fan of the substitutes. Too chemically tasting for me. A squeeze of lime in your water can completely change the taste, maybe you husband would like that!
Jul 10, 2019 @ 08:19 pm


I'm diabetic too. Sucralose is the best and will give an aftertaste if you eat a ton, but taken in moderation is fine (diet drinks for example). Stevia is the big new one, touted as natural. If you're a super-taster like me, it's unbearably bitter, but even regular folks find it bitter. I find the natural sugar alternatives (erithtol, Stevia and Monkfruit) to be far too sweet, ironically fake tasting and unbearable. For me it's sucralose all the way. Some people worry about cancer with it, but I trust the science saying it's fine.

My in-laws scared me for a bit about sucralose and all the 'health scares', but I did my own research. Plus when they scared me I started drinking full calorie and sugar Dr pepper, packed on weight and got diabetes. I fully believe the diabetes was from drinking full sugar sodas all day, so I am really happy with my alternative of sucralose flavoured drinks. My blood sugar is under control now.

I find the best tasting and fizzy diet soda is Diet Coke Caffeine free, but it can be hard to find! love Dr pepper and still drink it on occasion, but couldn't get used to the taste of diet there.

I think it's real easy to judge how things are 'fake', but the reality is even the 'real' stuff we eat is full of chemicals (everything is chemical) and modified. For example, lemons as we know it aren't even real, they are a cross-breed. Most of our food is edited, added to and changed from 'natural'. I don't trust companies 100 percent, of course, but there's definitely too much scaremongering around the term natural and artificial. Fun fact some 'natural' flavourings are made from Beaver butt glands.

My only bugbear about food additives is adding way more salt or sugar than needed. Salt especially, as they do it to preserve food, but most people don't even realise how much salt they are getting.
Jul 11, 2019 @ 08:20 pm


I was a Stevia fan until I researched it. There are some scary weird stories. Im back on sugar for now.
Jul 11, 2019 @ 09:25 pm

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