CRANKY 1 said...
I believe all artificial sweetners are suspect except Splenda, which is a sugar derrivative.
I don't normally post here. I have Crohn's disease, and post in that forum from time-to-time. I wandered here into the migraine section to help out a friend.
But anyway, about
non-caloric sweeteners. Are you aware of stevia
? It's not artificial, it's a natural plant and there's no processing at all. Despite the claims by Splenda, it's also a chemical sweetener. I've grown stevia myself and just dried the leaves and sprinkled on whatever I want to be sweet. Most people won't grow their own, but there are plenty of commercial suppliers who sell a stevia extract. I'm not recommending any particular brand - just google if you're looking for an online supplier. Most healthfood stores carry it. I know that Wal-Mart sold it for awhile, but it disappeared from their shelves last time I looked.
Here's the Wikipedia page on stevia:
Hope this is of interest to some of you.
Crohn's since 1988
Post Edited (ozonehole) : 5/23/2009 8:46:41 PM (GMT-6)