Ok. What is the take on using Truvia and/or Stevia?

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Kaleena
Kaleena Member Posts: 2,088 Member
I know using artificial sweetners are bad, but what about these new sugar products Truvia and Stevia? Does anyone have the take on this with regard to health issues?

Kathy

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  • california_artist
    california_artist Member Posts: 816 Member
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    Kathy,
    I don't really know anything about them, and don't currently use either one, but when I googled just now this is one of the things that came up, so this is his opinion.

    Generally, if I want to know the risks of something or the benefits, I put in what it is I am intersted in knowing about and then either risks or benefits in google. Then a slew of urls come up and sorta scan for what looks closest to what I am looking for.

    Once I get on a site, I always very carefully look at the advertisements there. These can sometimes give a clue to the bent of the site. Recently when I went to WEBMD, which i have used I got some very odd information, I thought, that's not right far as I know. When I looked around at who was supporting the site, it was Lilly, the pharmaceutical company. That explained why everything suddenly only had drug remedies rather than many different options.

    You are still by hero in the getting what you need department.

    Love ya,

    Claudia


    Truvia and/or Stevia? http://www.ktradionetwork.com/kevins-blog/the-truviastevia-fda-conspiracy/
    The Truvia/Stevia FDA Conspiracy
    March 10, 2010 by KT
    Filed under Kevin's Blog
    12 Comments
    Sarah Vaughter has a great website with some truly eye-opening information! Here is an article showing the real story about Truvia, and what the FDA doesn’t want YOU to know about!
    “We are being hoodwinked again by the FDA and Big Business – the Coca Cola Company, feeling the heat of an increasing consumer rebellion against carcinogenic sweeteners like Aspartame, managed to beg, bribe and bully the FDA into approving Truvia(TM), also-known-as Rebiana.
    Truvia has gotten GRAS (“generally regarded as safe”) status – but not Stevia. First of all, it took chutspa to call it “Truvia”, as if Stevia somehow isn’t the real thing!
    Secondly, tales of Truvia(TM) side effects are starting to appear. All those editorials about how wonderful it is that “Stevia is now FDA-approved” were just grossly misleading advertisements for Coca Cola’s new “Stevia-sweetened” soda pop. It’s a hoax, folks! And the dime-a-dozen “health sites” are taking the bait hook, line and sinker. The FDA was bribed, blackmailed and bullied to approve Aspartame.
    Truvia(TM), AKA RebianaŽ is an abbreviation for Rebaudioside A, one of the many sweet-tasting compounds in Stevia. Rebaudioside A has the least bitter after-taste of all compounds in natural Stevia, that’s why the Coca Cola Company, faced with mounting consumer pressure to remove Aspartame from their products got it rushed to FDA approval.
    There are worrying reports about Truvia side effects.
    But Stevia is still banned as a food additive or sweetener in the US, Europe and many other countries.
    Click here for the rest of this article.
    Yours in Health,
    KT
  • jazzy1
    jazzy1 Member Posts: 1,379
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    Kathy,
    I don't really know anything about them, and don't currently use either one, but when I googled just now this is one of the things that came up, so this is his opinion.

    Generally, if I want to know the risks of something or the benefits, I put in what it is I am intersted in knowing about and then either risks or benefits in google. Then a slew of urls come up and sorta scan for what looks closest to what I am looking for.

    Once I get on a site, I always very carefully look at the advertisements there. These can sometimes give a clue to the bent of the site. Recently when I went to WEBMD, which i have used I got some very odd information, I thought, that's not right far as I know. When I looked around at who was supporting the site, it was Lilly, the pharmaceutical company. That explained why everything suddenly only had drug remedies rather than many different options.

    You are still by hero in the getting what you need department.

    Love ya,

    Claudia


    Truvia and/or Stevia? http://www.ktradionetwork.com/kevins-blog/the-truviastevia-fda-conspiracy/
    The Truvia/Stevia FDA Conspiracy
    March 10, 2010 by KT
    Filed under Kevin's Blog
    12 Comments
    Sarah Vaughter has a great website with some truly eye-opening information! Here is an article showing the real story about Truvia, and what the FDA doesn’t want YOU to know about!
    “We are being hoodwinked again by the FDA and Big Business – the Coca Cola Company, feeling the heat of an increasing consumer rebellion against carcinogenic sweeteners like Aspartame, managed to beg, bribe and bully the FDA into approving Truvia(TM), also-known-as Rebiana.
    Truvia has gotten GRAS (“generally regarded as safe”) status – but not Stevia. First of all, it took chutspa to call it “Truvia”, as if Stevia somehow isn’t the real thing!
    Secondly, tales of Truvia(TM) side effects are starting to appear. All those editorials about how wonderful it is that “Stevia is now FDA-approved” were just grossly misleading advertisements for Coca Cola’s new “Stevia-sweetened” soda pop. It’s a hoax, folks! And the dime-a-dozen “health sites” are taking the bait hook, line and sinker. The FDA was bribed, blackmailed and bullied to approve Aspartame.
    Truvia(TM), AKA RebianaŽ is an abbreviation for Rebaudioside A, one of the many sweet-tasting compounds in Stevia. Rebaudioside A has the least bitter after-taste of all compounds in natural Stevia, that’s why the Coca Cola Company, faced with mounting consumer pressure to remove Aspartame from their products got it rushed to FDA approval.
    There are worrying reports about Truvia side effects.
    But Stevia is still banned as a food additive or sweetener in the US, Europe and many other countries.
    Click here for the rest of this article.
    Yours in Health,
    KT

    Stevia
    My nutritionist only suggested Stevia, but in very limited usage. I only use 1 packet in my green tea in evening as it's iced. If my tea is hot I don't need anything except cinnamon and fresh organic lemon.

    As we all know, EVERYTHING IN MODERATION, so doubt if an occasional dip into the sweetness side of foods will kill us.

    Happy eating...
    Jan
  • HellieC
    HellieC Member Posts: 524 Member
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    Kathy,
    I don't really know anything about them, and don't currently use either one, but when I googled just now this is one of the things that came up, so this is his opinion.

    Generally, if I want to know the risks of something or the benefits, I put in what it is I am intersted in knowing about and then either risks or benefits in google. Then a slew of urls come up and sorta scan for what looks closest to what I am looking for.

    Once I get on a site, I always very carefully look at the advertisements there. These can sometimes give a clue to the bent of the site. Recently when I went to WEBMD, which i have used I got some very odd information, I thought, that's not right far as I know. When I looked around at who was supporting the site, it was Lilly, the pharmaceutical company. That explained why everything suddenly only had drug remedies rather than many different options.

    You are still by hero in the getting what you need department.

    Love ya,

    Claudia


    Truvia and/or Stevia? http://www.ktradionetwork.com/kevins-blog/the-truviastevia-fda-conspiracy/
    The Truvia/Stevia FDA Conspiracy
    March 10, 2010 by KT
    Filed under Kevin's Blog
    12 Comments
    Sarah Vaughter has a great website with some truly eye-opening information! Here is an article showing the real story about Truvia, and what the FDA doesn’t want YOU to know about!
    “We are being hoodwinked again by the FDA and Big Business – the Coca Cola Company, feeling the heat of an increasing consumer rebellion against carcinogenic sweeteners like Aspartame, managed to beg, bribe and bully the FDA into approving Truvia(TM), also-known-as Rebiana.
    Truvia has gotten GRAS (“generally regarded as safe”) status – but not Stevia. First of all, it took chutspa to call it “Truvia”, as if Stevia somehow isn’t the real thing!
    Secondly, tales of Truvia(TM) side effects are starting to appear. All those editorials about how wonderful it is that “Stevia is now FDA-approved” were just grossly misleading advertisements for Coca Cola’s new “Stevia-sweetened” soda pop. It’s a hoax, folks! And the dime-a-dozen “health sites” are taking the bait hook, line and sinker. The FDA was bribed, blackmailed and bullied to approve Aspartame.
    Truvia(TM), AKA RebianaŽ is an abbreviation for Rebaudioside A, one of the many sweet-tasting compounds in Stevia. Rebaudioside A has the least bitter after-taste of all compounds in natural Stevia, that’s why the Coca Cola Company, faced with mounting consumer pressure to remove Aspartame from their products got it rushed to FDA approval.
    There are worrying reports about Truvia side effects.
    But Stevia is still banned as a food additive or sweetener in the US, Europe and many other countries.
    Click here for the rest of this article.
    Yours in Health,
    KT

    Have you tried xylitol?
    I was recommended xylitol (made from birch) as an alternative to sugars or sweetners. It looks like granulated sugar. Of course, to be used in moderation, but apparently it doesn't cause the spike in insulin when you use it, which is better for cancer patients. I don't need sweetness in drinks, but I have tried it in baking and it is fine for cakes but not for anything crispy, as it doesn't caramelise like sugar, so anything that you use it in stays soft.
    Hope this helps
    Helen
  • daisy366
    daisy366 Member Posts: 1,458 Member
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    HellieC said:

    Have you tried xylitol?
    I was recommended xylitol (made from birch) as an alternative to sugars or sweetners. It looks like granulated sugar. Of course, to be used in moderation, but apparently it doesn't cause the spike in insulin when you use it, which is better for cancer patients. I don't need sweetness in drinks, but I have tried it in baking and it is fine for cakes but not for anything crispy, as it doesn't caramelise like sugar, so anything that you use it in stays soft.
    Hope this helps
    Helen

    stevia good
    I just got Jorge's Cruise book "The Belly Fat Cure". It's touted by Dr. Oz and Rachel Ray - so hopefully it's legit book. His premise is that SUGAR (no surprise to us) is enemy and, of course, many carbs. He talks about sugar and substitute sugars and what they do to the body -scary to read. He does recommend only the following sweeteners: stevia and "sugar alcohols" (xylitol, maltitol, erythritol). Only sweetened carbonated beverages recommended were "ZEVIA".

    I'm still reading it but seems like very good read. MA