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AMIV07 Posts: 75
6/6/12 10:01 P

I prefe usung splenda

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6/6/12 5:50 P

Please please avoid Splenda and all other fake sugars. As they are worse for you then real sugar. They're like poison. Sweeten things up with all natural honey. If you are using these sweetners, take fish oil to help avoid damage that these sugars will do to your body.

ARCSPARKS Posts: 369
5/14/12 9:44 P

You're quite welcome, CATHOLICCORGI! It takes a little gettin' used to, because it doesn't taste like sugar, but it's sweet and does have a good taste. Once you get used to Stevia it turns out to be a real blessing!

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CATHOLICCORGI Posts: 4,688
5/14/12 5:58 P

Thanks, ARCSPARKS, for the Stevia info. I have not researched it, but will now. My husband is diabetic, so I m going to see which is best for him.
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ARCSPARKS Posts: 369
5/14/12 3:28 P

MRSTABER, if you've never tried it, you definitely should. It's natural for one thing, and I find that since it's so sweet I use less of it than recommended.

I've tried Stevia In The Raw and SweetLeaf brands. Both are very good in my opinion. The knock on stevia is the aftertaste some have. I find SITR to have a very slight aftertaste that is not bad, especially with a little getting used to. While the SL has no detectable aftertaste, I actually prefer the slight taste of SITR in my homemade iced tea. It tastes fresher IMO.

There are other popular brands like Truvia, but Truvia contains Erythritol, a sugar alcohol. While SITR has dextrose, I decided I'd rather go with dextrose than Erythritol. SL has inulin, which is actually GOOD for you, because it's a natural soluble fiber that acts as a prebiotic.

Confused? You should be, I was. Basically all Stevia sweetener brands have some kind of additive in order for there to be some kind of *volume* in the little packets (because Stevia is 200-400 times sweeter than sugar so very little is needed). Also the additives help it to pour.

So the bottom line is when choosing a brand, decide which additive you want in your Stevia (all are OK for health from what I know), and read some reviews on Amazon to see what others are saying about aftertaste, if any, to guide your decisions on which brands to try first.


ETA: You can also find a SP article on Stevia here: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1273


Edited by: ARCSPARKS at: 5/14/2012 (16:48)
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MRSTABER Posts: 808
5/14/12 12:55 P

How is the Stevia? I have never tried it.

ARCSPARKS Posts: 369
5/13/12 10:09 A

You could try using Stevia In The Raw, Cup for Cup. It's volume is equal to sugar. Then the only thing to figure out is the mixture, volume wise between the Stevia and the Cinnamon.

I've used around 50% sugar to 50% cinnamon pretty successfully, so I'm thinking this will work well for the Stevia.

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4/26/12 11:13 P

From what I read you take ,5 cup of sugar and 1.5 Tablespoons of ground cinnamon. So I don't see why you couldn't substitute splenda for the sugar. Let me know how it is.
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CATHOLICCORGI Posts: 4,688
4/14/12 7:02 P

Are these sweeteners "equal" to measures of sugar? Or are they sweeter?
I mixed equal Splenda and cinnamon, and it was good. I also mixed 3oz. of Splenda with 1 TBSP. Cinnamon, and my DH liked it better. I think all he cares about is that it is in a shaker...LOL! Typical man! I personally like a heavy on the cinnamon taste.
I really appreciate the help!
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4/12/12 10:33 P

Do you think the same would apply to Truvia or Purvia?

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SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,686
4/12/12 3:34 P

Use equal amounts of Splenda and cinnamon
1 tsp of each is plenty for two pieces of toast.

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RICCILYNN Posts: 2,454
4/10/12 10:13 A

I think when I've mixed up my cinnamon and sugar for a bread recipe I use 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to about 3/4 - 1 cup sugar. You might want to play around with that in using Splenda.

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CATHOLICCORGI Posts: 4,688
4/8/12 11:51 A

My Dear Hubby loves McCormick's Cinnamon Sugar on his toast. I've been looking for a "recipe" to make my own using Splenda. Does anybody have the proportions to mix up our own Cinnamon "Splenda"Sugar?
Thanks!
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