'Zero-Calorie' Sweeteners Aren't Actually Calorie-Free?

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Re: 'Zero-Calorie' Sweeteners Aren't Actually Calorie-Free?

Post by Mkoll » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:14 am

Santi253 wrote:
Mkoll wrote:Has a bit of an aftertaste but it's not game-breaking.
What tastes better, stevia or cane sugar?
Sugar but it has many downsides. Stevia has none except for a mild aftertaste.
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Re: 'Zero-Calorie' Sweeteners Aren't Actually Calorie-Free?

Post by Santi253 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:41 am

Mkoll wrote:
Santi253 wrote:
Mkoll wrote:Has a bit of an aftertaste but it's not game-breaking.
What tastes better, stevia or cane sugar?
Sugar but it has many downsides. Stevia has none except for a mild aftertaste.
I am just asking because I've never tried stevia. Does monk fruit taste good?
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Re: 'Zero-Calorie' Sweeteners Aren't Actually Calorie-Free?

Post by Mkoll » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:31 pm

No idea, never tried it.
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Re: 'Zero-Calorie' Sweeteners Aren't Actually Calorie-Free?

Post by Santi253 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:17 am

I would like to please reiterate that I started this thread just so we can perhaps be more mindful about what we eat, instead of blindly believing whatever is on the food label.

I am still putting Equal in my coffee, which is about four calories per packet, but with the new knowledge that it isn't really zero calories. I also recently learned that milk has B12 in it, even though it's not on the label.

I never meant to demonize non-nutritive sweeteners in general, especially for people like diabetics who need to control their sugar intake. It would be irresponsible of me to say it's okay to eat all the sugar you want, because Equal and Splenda have some calories and sugar anyway.
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Re: 'Zero-Calorie' Sweeteners Aren't Actually Calorie-Free?

Post by Santi253 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:19 pm

For the first time in a few weeks, I just drank a cup of coffee and got my full enjoyment out of it, because I put in four packets of Equal. While I am disappointed by the deceptive labeling of these products, they at least allow me to have sweeter coffee with fewer calories.
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