March 24, 2012

Sugar, Sweetners, Stevia

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:18 pm by PCOSLady

Sugar & Sweetners
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This site was advertised on TV… I felt the info was important and factual…
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PCOS Lady, my opinion…. I, however will stay with white sugar, brown sugar and honey… I’m funny when it comes to manmade and processed foods… I am a firm believer people lived longer years ago and today because they consumed the basics in food…
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www.SweetSurprise.com
http://www.sweetsurprise.com/frequently_asked_questions.php
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Sugar, Honey, and High Fructose Corn Syrup
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What are caloric (nutritive) sweeteners?
There are many caloric (nutritive) sweeteners like:
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~ table sugar
~ honey
~ high fructose corn syrup
~ fruit juice concentrates
~ glucose
~ evaporated cane juice
~ hydrolyzed cane juice
~ fructose
~ dextrose
~ invert sugar
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The most common low-calorie sweeteners approved for use today are:
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~ acesulfame potassium (Ace-K)
~ aspartame
~ saccharin
~ sucralose
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The most common reduced-calorie sweeteners include:
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~ sorbitol
~ mannitol
~ xylitol
~ maltitol
~ maltitol syrup
~ lactitol
~ erythritol
~ isomalt
~ hydrogenated starch hydrolysates
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http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/
~ Dr Art Ayers … Healthfulness of Sweeteners
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Healthfulness of Sweeteners
–from Most Healthy….
~ Stevia – is a protein that is sweet, doesn’t raise blood sugar, no insulin spike and no AGE
~ Glucose – raises blood sugar, spikes insulin and produces AGE
~ Xylitol – is a sugar alcohol that inhibits dental bacteria, doesn’t raise blood sugar, no insulin spike or AGE
~ Corn Syrup – raises blood sugar, spikes insulin, produces AGE, low sweetness
~ Sucrose – raises blood sugar, spikes insulin and produces AGE, and liver damage
~ Honey – is half fructose and half glucose, raises blood sugar, spikes insulin, produces high AGE and may damage liver

~ Artificial Sweeteners, aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, etc. – don’t raise blood sugar or produce AGE, but may have other risks, including hunger

~ HFCS – is high fructose corn syrup, raises blood sugar and spikes insulin, produces very high AGE and causes liver damage
~ Fructose – doesn’t raise blood sugar or spike insulin, produces very high AGE and causes liver damage
~ Agave Nectar – is fructose, doesn’t raise blood sugar or spike insulin, produces very high AGE and causes liver damage
…to Least Healthy or Health Risk–
~ AGE: advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which contribute to the symptoms of diabetics. http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search/label/AGE
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Stevia, the new craze!
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http://www.stevia.com/
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Stevia is a South American herb used as a natural sweetener for centuries. The leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant have a refreshing taste, zero glycemic index, zero calories and zero carbs. It is 25-30 times sweeter than sugar, and far more healthy!
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FACT:
Stevia is widely used all over the world. In Japan stevia claims over 40% of the sweetener market…
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http://purehealingfoods.com/infoSweeteners.php
~ Pure Healing Foods, very informative!
Source: www.NaturalNews.com
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Stevia has many helpful properties.
It has:
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~ No sugar and no calories.
~ Anti-inflammatory effects.
~ Is 100 percent naturally derived.
~ 250 to 300 times the sweetness of sugar.
~ Heat stability to 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit).
~ No fermentation properties.
~ Flavor-enhancing qualities.
~ Plaque-retardant and Anti-caries properties to help prevent cavities.
~ Been recommended for diabetics because it does not spike insulin.
~ Anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
~ Been shown to lower blood pressure in those with hypertension.
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Over 100 phytochemicals have been discovered in Stevia, and it is rich in terpenes and flavonoids. Besides having been in use for hundreds of years, extensive testing in animals has demonstrated no harmful effects. Its main sweet chemical, stevioside, has been found to be nontoxic in acute toxicity studies with rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds. It also has been shown that it does not cause cellular changes nor affect fertility. The natural stevia leaf also has been found to be nontoxic and has no mutagenic activity.
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Stevia can be used in cooking and as a tabletop sweetener.
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SITES
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This Makes You Flabby – and Virtually Forces You to Overeat…
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/14/why-this-sugar-make-you-and-most-others-fat.aspx?e_cid=20111014_DNL_art_1
~ Dr Mercola … This Makes You Flabby – and Virtually Forces You to Overeat…
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Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=168622
~ Medicine Net … By Amy Norton .. HealthDay Reporter .. Tuesday, March 19 (HealthDay News) — More than 180,000 deaths worldwide in 2010 were linked to a high intake of sugar-laden drinks, a new study estimates, including 25,000 deaths in the United States.
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These latest findings do not prove that sugary drinks kill people. They only show a correlation between high consumption and deaths from heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
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“Sugary beverage consumption is often paired with other unhealthy food choices or behaviors,” said Sandon, who was not involved in the study. “Chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, are the result of many factors, not just excess sugar intake.”

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