Something Sweet!!

July 9, 2011 9:33 pm by

I want to share something with you that I am passionate about.  I won’t go off on a tangent … I will let you do your own research, but, I feel very strongly about avoiding man-made chemical sweeteners, i.e., Equal (aspartame), Splenda (Sucralose) for more than one reason.  First, because I have read numerous articles about it affecting insulin regulation and actually causing us to crave sweets even more.  And I personally believe it is a contributor to cancer, lupus and many other diseases.  So … with that said I want to share with you the Alternative Sweetener that I have found to be most like “sugar”.  Nu-Stevia is made by a company called Nu Naturals and their product is AWESOME!!  I buy it at Lassens but have also found it at other health food stores out of town.  You can also order Nu-Stevia online which is the best way if you can remember to order it before you run out.    It is not only great for Iced Tea, I bake with it and use it just about anywhere sugar is used.  If you want more information on the product you can go to this website:

CHECK THIS OUT:  http://www.iherb.com/NuNaturals  I wanted to pass this savings onto you … Get $5.00 off their already inexpensive prices!!!  Use this code:  MEJ791

Below are a few links to some articles I have read regarding Sucralose and Aspartame.  Once again, I am not saying these findings are 100% proven and factual … but I’ve heard enough and read enough to not want to take that kind of chance … not when it’s so easily avoidable.  I have also tried to find articles proving that aspartame is safe … and that is very hard to find!!

 

http://www.livingwithrheumatoidarthritis.com/Chemical-Sweeteners.html

http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-sweeteners.html

http://aspartame.mercola.com/sites/aspartame/studies.aspx


2 Comments

  • Hi Tammy! I followed you here from your Facebook page this morning. I’m so inspired by your story.

    I’ve read most of your posts this morning. I just recently committed to losing weight and this has been a much-needed motivational boost. Thank you!

    • Tammy says:

      Thanks Patti – that is so nice to hear!! :) I will be posting regurlarly … and if you have any special requests on Recipes – let me know … I love the challenge of turning an unhealthy meal into something Low Fat, Low Cal and still delicious!! :)

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