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Old 08-24-2012, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Initially I have avoided Stevia because I read something when it first came on the market that it could cause reproductive problems. Since I am trying to lose weight though would like to find something I can use to sweeten things and bake with. I do not trust the safety of Splenda or Aspartame. Aspartame gives me migraines I have found, plus now that I gave up diet soda anything with aspartame takes bitter now. I have been using Sweet N Low for ice tea, but can't use it for baking. I just tried a strange recipe I saw online of mixing peanut butter with Fage plain greek yogurt and stevia. The stevia is only thing made it edible. I had been eating the Fage with fruit, but fruit has way too many carbs. Am researching stevia now, but wondering what other's experience is? I just read some of the powdered kind has additives which may not be safe.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i use stevia and i love it. it put it in my oatmeal in the morning, when i bake with it i use 1/2 sugar and 1/2 stevia. yesterday i made a low sugar frosting with stevia. i used it one time in a recipe where i used all stevia instead of sugar, and it didn't come out good, but since i had never made that recipe before i don't know if it was the actual recipe that really wasn't good, or if it was because i used all stevia. but i really like it...saves a ton of calories and carbs.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've tried Stevia and Truvia but I don't really like them, have an after taste. I've recently started using Swerve as I heard about it off another forum. Thought I would give it a try and I really like it, I even like it with my sweet tea. It measures cup for cup like sugar and works well in recipes. I haven't tried the powdered Swerve yet but that is my next purchase. I am going to try the liquid Stevia as I notice alot of low carb recipes call for it (never have tried that before). I hope this helps!
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Stevia is well suited for diabetic patients as it helps in controlling the sugar level, but it should not be used by adolescents as it can affect your reproductive system.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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After I wrote that I started feeling terrible a little bit later like I was going to collapse. I have a problem with low blood pressure and wouldn't you know it stevia lowers blood pressure. Won't be using that again!

PS: Something else that lowers blood pressure is hibiscus. I bought this Celestial Seasonings iced tea cold brew teabags that would make me black out nearly every time I drank it. Took me awhile to figure out what was causing it. Turns out the Hawaiians had used hibiscus as a way of lowering BP for decades. Just because its natural doesn't mean its necessarily safe for everyone.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Stevia is a 100% natural sweetener as compared to sugar. It is more helpful in many health problems such as low blood pressure etc.

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