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Old February 13th, 2011, 02:31 PM
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What do you recommand for sugar substitute

I was diagnosed as borderline diabetic about 6 months ago...I've been using Sugartwin and/or Splenda as a replacement in my coffee. I've noticed some side effects (stomach) that goes away if I stop taking it for a week...and since most of the artificial sweeteners are not too good for our health, I am looking for a more natural replacement that won't sent my sugar level skyhigh.

I've tried Stevia but I'm not crazy about the taste...Any suggestions ?

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Old February 13th, 2011, 02:47 PM
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I guess the brown raw sugar is out of the question for you? my DH uses this now and only uses a teeny bit of the package? me I'm a double double kinda gal! I dont care for the taste of the sweeteners either

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Old February 13th, 2011, 02:50 PM
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I have not tried this but my Mom uses it, Agave, supposed to be good for you. patti
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Old February 13th, 2011, 02:56 PM
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I have not tried this but my Mom uses it, Agave, supposed to be good for you. patti
Looked it up...still a sugar product. Can't have any and I'm addicted to my sweet coffees..
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Old February 13th, 2011, 03:00 PM
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My dad uses a product that is called "Just like Sugar" maybe it would be good for you, my dad is not diabetic though. It is suppose to be non chemical and natural. Remember most local health food stores will evaluate and order a product if they feel it suits their store policies, or you can get it online. It's also Canadian.
Also remember if you have dogs some sugar free products contain Xylitol which is poisonous to dogs and care must be taken they do not eat anything containing the product.

oh look they have a website http://www.justlikesugar.ca/
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Old February 13th, 2011, 03:04 PM
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Also remember if you have dogs some sugar free products contain Xylitol which is poisonous to dogs and care must be take they do not eat anything containing the product.
Well aware of that one....Chewing gum as an example...or any alcohol based sugars.
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oh look they have a website http://www.justlikesugar.ca/
Thanks for the link...I found some info on the product and it looks like it will fit the bill...
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