My Top 10 Sweeteners to avoid: The devil is in the details

 

my current favorite sweeteners are…….

UMF Manuka Honey
(mixes well in blender, one of the healthiest things you could ever put in your body)

Coconut Palm Sugar
(perfect substitute for recipes requiring processed sugar, brown sugar, or simple syrup mix)

Coconut Water
(I STRONGLY ADVISE trying to incorporate this EXTREMELY HEALTHY, natural way to add sweetness to a drink.
I recommend
Taste Nirvana Coconut Water)

Super Ripe Fruit!!!
(if applicable to summer drink recipes, really ripe fruit sweetens up a drink to where often that's all the sweetener I need)

~stay healthy~

 

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13 Responses

02.10.12

The next Franken-Sugar to be concerned about is Neotame, which will be allowed in even organic foods without labeling.  Nutritionally, it's a scary world where it is becoming increasingly important to eat only whole foods made from scratch, as almost nothing processed and packaged is trustworthy any more.

02.10.12

I don’t think I even heard of Neotame. I guess I might have to throw that on the list also.

02.12.12

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews.com acutally has a video about Sugar in the Raw.  It turns out it's just regular sugar….
http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=9FD252916076348E984C0CF1E19A9CD4

02.12.12

Thanks for the video. I think it may break deadlock in the hung jury. I couldn’t believe that the makers of “Sweet N. Low” would actually put out a quality product.

02.15.12

Hi.  The Rebiana statement confuses me.  The ingredient in Sweetleaf is Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni and in NuNaturals it is Stevia Rebaudiana.  Can you explain?
Also yacon is great but expensive.  Veggie glycerine is also a good choice.  The inulin is fine, but it will cause gas if you use too much b/c it is a fiber.
 
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02.15.12

to Adrienne @ Whole New Mom. There is confusion between "Rebiana" and "rebaudiana Bertoni". The latter is the botanical name for the stevia plant, whereas Rebiana is a patended product from the process of a chemical extraction. Cargill has filed a patent to sell rebiana in soft drinks. Thus, Rebiana is a ficticious man made creation, and is a blatant play on the botanical name Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni. So, Sweet Leaf Stevia and NuNaturals are "supposedly" using "rebaudiana Bertoni" which is full stevia leaf. That's why I am more comfortable with Sweet Leaf Stevia.

02.15.12

Great info!  People are always asking me about truvia and I always steer them away from it.  It is so sad though that a lot of the dangerous sugars are marketed to be natural.  

02.15.12

It’s these sugars that made me start blogging. I can’t fight Cargill and Monsanto, but I can definitely throw a punch. Stay Healthy.

02.15.12

well said! we do keep organic white sugar for our Kombucha and water kefir production though.. everything else now on our list!
BLessings!
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02.15.12

Thanks for commenting on my post. I guess we are all gonna take in a little white sugar. Like in the gourmet chocolate bars I have here and there. But in this country, the average annual intake supposedly 150 pounds a year? Out of control…………..

02.25.12

I seriously appreciate reading through on this website, an extremely great articles . “For Brutus can be an honourable gentleman So might be each of them, many honourable adult men.In by Bill Shakespeare.

02.25.12

Thanks for your comment. I did start the section “My Passions on a Plate” to take the analytical edge off the blog and make eating creative and fun, so that I’m not scientific all the time. Now I feel more “balanced” with the blog’s content.

03.05.12

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