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Which natural sweetener tastes the best? DS1 has raised sugar levels so I want to try one.

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CuriousMama Mon 12-Nov-12 20:09:20

Has anyone got a recommendation? I've used half/half before but it's so saccharin tasting. I want to perhaps bake with it too? He likes making flapjacks so it'd be good to find an alternative to sugar. TIA

twolittlebundles Tue 13-Nov-12 02:26:50

we use stevia (which i think is vile but DP likes) and agave, which I prefer. Stevia you only need a tiny amount of, so cheaper perhaps!

TellMeLater Tue 13-Nov-12 09:06:19

Truvia tastes good but not cooked, use sparingly too, I have the NuNaturals stevia solution too but again when cooked it tastes awful.. Be careful with sugar alternatives because many have the same effect on blood sugar levels as sugar.

RillaBlythe Tue 13-Nov-12 09:09:10

Not sure what you mean by natural sweetener? We use date syrup & argave syrup - I prefer the date.

CuriousMama Tue 13-Nov-12 14:24:06

Thanks all. I didn't realise that TellMeLater?
Rilla I just mean not saccharin.

VinoEsmeralda Tue 13-Nov-12 14:26:41

We use xylitol which we get from the local health food shop. Use it for most things other then making bread as it won't work with the yeast.

CuriousMama Tue 13-Nov-12 14:30:04

Thanks VE.

CMP69 Tue 13-Nov-12 17:07:24

Xylitol (and nything else ending in -ol) will raise blood glucose levels but not a s much as sugar. Stevia (truvia, natvia brands) wont. if you just want to aviod saccharin they are other artifical sweeteners available. Sucralose (Splenda) and the very common aspartame (nutrasweet) which is in most diet drinks neither of these will effect your blood glucose levels, although my personal choice is not to choose products with aspartame in.

CuriousMama Tue 13-Nov-12 17:10:36

No I don't want aspartame either if it can be avoided? He's drinking pepsi max which is better than full sugar but still not ideal. He does drink water too and some fruit juice but not much of that. He's been doing this the last few days and does feel better already so am hoping his next blood test will be normal?

Iatemyskinnyperson Fri 16-Nov-12 10:13:21

I use a liquid Splenda that I bought through eBay. It's the best flavour. Unfortunately 1 drop = 2 tsps of sugar, so you could'nt use it for drinks but it's perfect for cooking. Seller is l3home, I've bought from them twice and had no probs.

CuriousMama Fri 16-Nov-12 18:08:34

Thanks for that Iate.

trice Fri 16-Nov-12 18:32:03

I use xylitol, it cooks well and doesn't raise my blood sugar. It doesn't have the aftertaste of stevia.

Oblomov Fri 16-Nov-12 18:37:12

What are you going to use them for OP?
I was always tomato use sugar and then to just factor it into my carbohydrate allowance.
Lets be honest, most of the choices are vile tasting.

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