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#1 of 8 Old 10-13-2007, 07:46 PM - Thread Starter
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I have heard such mixed reviews of sweet-n-low. It is my sweetner of choice and I use anywhere from 2 to 6 packets a day depending on how much tea I drink that day. I heard that in order for it to be 'harmful' you have to use the use a pound a day or something like that. I also heard that it is just plain not good at all. Whats the truth behind this? What is the best alternative? Is Splenda better than sweet-n-low? Or should I use just plain sugar? I am trying to like tea without any sweetner bit its hard to break the habit!

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#2 of 8 Old 10-13-2007, 08:30 PM
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Oh my..I could go on and on about this subject...ALL, let me repeat, ALL artificial sweetners are POISON, TOXIC!!! There is no such thing as a safe "alternative" to sugar...here is one of just many resources..and this doesn't just go for Splenda..but all fake sugars...

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that stuff is no good! not good for your body at all.
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Well, of all of them it's been around the longest and has has the most testing. Dr. Oz who is a very firm believer in a whole foods diet actually says that of all the artificial sweetners, that's the one that's probably safe to use.
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Hope I'm not sounding snarky, just wondering. Are you diabetic? Is your concern calorie control? If you are just using six packets a day at most, six teaspoons of sugar contain 84 calories only. Even better, use honey, tastes great in tea, IMO - complementary and nutritious!!!
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I'm not sure I can think of a good reason to drink it. Even as a diabetic I could still tolerate *some* honey in my tea.

It is poison honestly, as are all fake sweeteners, especially in the large amount that you use.
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ohhhh no, I wouldn't want to consume any Sweet & Low, let alone 6 packets a day!

Have you tried Xylitol? Here's some links on it. It's great! I love it in tea.

By the way you can get Xylitol at just about any Health Food Store! That's where I get mine....Good luck!

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Another sweetener you might want to try is Agave Nectar. It has 1/3 of the glycemic index of sugar, but tastes pretty much the same, and it's just the syrup made from the inside of a blue agave plant. It costs about the same amount as honey, so it can be expensive for baking, but for tea, it's really good, I think.
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