I try to avoid Sweet n low and equal bec. of the above-mentioned health concerns. I also can't stand the aftertaste of Splenda. I'll use sugar in small quantities when needed.
We try to subsitute with naturally sweet fruits or sweeteners while cooking. It may take some getting used to, as the dishes may not be as sweet as you're used to, but it's managable and yummy.
Try applesauce in baking instead of sugar or in combination with a sweetener, just use less of the sweetener.
Try chopping apples really small in a pie or other baking recipe. This distributes sweetness around the dish in an almost invisible way.
Try using sweeter fruits like bananas, sweet berries, cherries.
Cooking with spices adds alot of fragrance and taste and helps alleviate the need for excessive sweetness.
In short, it may take some getting used to, at this point, our whole family is so used to less sugar in foods, we LIKE it that way and enjoy our food and its natural flavors so much more and have a hard time eating sweet things.
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Reduced to 2tabs 2x a day. Soon had a very mild flare. Upped to 6 tabs 2x a day. Rowasa enemas nightly. Soon replacing that with Cortifoam (generic). Dr. says it's like shooting a mouse with an elephant gun....
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements