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This blog is dedicated to the low-carb menu challenge presented by Jimmy Moore. I'm living the Louisiana low carb lifestyle, where low-carb is the new way to go ! I live southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana....have three awesome kids. We are deep down in the heart of sweet Cajun Country, where we kick back and relax, go hunting, fishing, or make groceries! My doctor told me that my blood pressure numbers were getting too high, so I had to loose weight. She challenged me with ten pounds in three months. That was October 7, 2008. I lost 26 pounds !!! In February of 2011, I found that I had gained a few pounds more than I would have liked, weighing in at 170 pounds. I had to get back into the swing of living the low carb life again !! I am loving the 'low-carb' style and wish to contiue it . I exercise three times a week at the gym, and off the 'off' days, I learn to RELAX !! November 2011, finds me in different circumstances -- a new lifestyle, great community of friends and a challenge to keep that 45 pounds that I lost OFF. Feel free to read my blog, browse around, or just sit a spell!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Get the lowdown on no-calorie sweeteners !

Good Morning !

Want to get the low-down on artificial sweeteners ?

They have fewer calories, but are they safe ? Take a look at the latest research.

I personally use Splenda. My hubby prefers Stevia. Whats your favorite and WHY ?

Resource : All You Magazine. 4-17-09 Issue

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Have a Blessed Day !


Harry said...

I personally use stevia. I base this on my own study of the subject and on consultations with medical experts I respect. The trick with stevia is finding a product and amount that tastes good! That's not as easy to do as with artificial sweeteners.

Scientific research is a funny thing ... it can be interpreted in a variety of ways. One example is the use of statin (cholesterol lowering) drugs. Most conventional doctors approve of their use. Most natural health specialists suggest avoiding them like the plague (based on similar research). The FDA, of course, mostly agrees with the conventional docs.

IMO, the same applies to the artificial sweeteners. They're part of the conventional medical community in that they're created in a laboratory setting and made up of synthetic chemicals (like most medicines). Most conventional docs approve of their use. Most naturopathic docs don't. I tend to align myself more so with the latter camp.

That's my two pennies worth! :-)

bayoubabe said...

I just love your approach ! Isn't it wonderful that stevia is derived from a plant ? Pretty soon we will see stevia used as a sweetner in diet soft drinks AND in orange juice ! :)

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