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benandbecca
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My hubby and I are A Nonnies, and we enjoy the soft drink substitute Zevia, which uses erythritol and stevia for sweetening. We try to drink the ones that are caffeine-free. I am guessing we are to also avoid the ones with citric acid (if it is made from corn) as well, but what about their caffeine free cola? Here's a link with ingredients: http://www.zevia.com/products_caffeinefreecola.html

My main question though is about erythritol, which is a sugar alcohol that is made from corn (not sure if it is always made from corn or not). Anyone else have some input? Thanks so much!
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You need to decide how complaint you want to be. Considering the health problems you've mentioned on other threads, I would reccomend that you be more cautious, and not consume any "questionable" products. Once you've acheived equilibrium, you can experiment with some of these items, one at a time, to see how you each respond to them. Others may not need to be as careful when first starting the diet.

Look into ways to prepare your own beverages. All kinds of things can be mixed with carbonated water for homemade sodas. Brew green tea super-concentrated, then dilute with carbonated water for a fizzy iced tea. Add a splash of juice for a light, refreshing beverage, or juice concentrate for a sweeter, stronger tasting bubbly juice. If carbonated water isn't good for you, then make tasty beverages without the bubbles. Iced tea, lemonade (or limade or lemon-limeade) are also tasty.

Looking at the ingredients of that particular product, I'll tell you why I wouldn't personally drink it:

Natural flavors- could be from a "natural" avoid

Caramel color- same status as white and brown sugar

Erythritol- corn based

Tartaric acid and Fumaric acid- I have no clue what these are or what they're sourced from.

The corn-based erythritol is reason enough for me to not even touch this product, even for a rare treat. Sugar (and its derivatives) is something I cheat with more readily.


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I've been looking for 100% stevia as well.  I wouldn't go near erythritol cos I read it can induce IBS, let alone what it could be made from (I do take inulin - too much of that can also flare IBS but know it's made from chicory so it's at low doses).  Found some stevia only in capsule ready made for putting in tea but maybe I could add water to it if I wanted to bake it.  I'm sure you can find 100% stevia too.  

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A's don't get carbonated drinks.  


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Quoted from Andrea AWsec
A's don't get carbonated drinks.  


depends on secretor status. I get seltzer and club soda


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Well not the ones I get  Europe!!
it is made from grapes( byporduct from winemaking I think.
I have used small amounts of it lately- since it is great to make cakes and icecream without sugar or carbs.
Stevia is not an option for me.
I have never ever had any problems from using it.


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Thanks for all of the info and helpful posts!  I think as Nonnies we can have sparkling water, so I am thinking of replacing the Zevia with the R.W. Knudsen Lemon & Blueberry Sparkling Essence. It is unsweetened, so I think I may add my favorite liquid stevia from Body Ecology. The only concern I have with it is that they contain citric acid. I don't know about the other R.W. Knudsen products. I guess I may just have to make my own.

As for A's and carbonated drinks, I read on the database that Nonnies can have Seltzer/Carbonated Water and Soda Water/Club Soda/Seltzer Water/Carbonated Water. I am a little confused as to what the big issue is that we are to avoid. I assumed that we are just to avoid traditional sodas that of course have sugar, and that carbonated water is OK because some carbonated drinks were definite Avoids. Someone please correct me if I am confused.
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Thanks for all of the info and helpful posts!  I think as Nonnies we can have sparkling water, so I am thinking of replacing the Zevia with the R.W. Knudsen Lemon & Blueberry Sparkling Essence. It is unsweetened, so I think I may add my favorite liquid stevia from Body Ecology. The only concern I have with it is that they contain citric acid. I don't know about the other R.W. Knudsen products. I guess I may just have to make my own.

As for A's and carbonated drinks, I read on the database that Nonnies can have Seltzer/Carbonated Water and Soda Water/Club Soda/Seltzer Water/Carbonated Water. I am a little confused as to what the big issue is that we are to avoid. I assumed that we are just to avoid traditional sodas that of course have sugar, and that carbonated water is OK because some carbonated drinks were definite Avoids. Someone please correct me if I am confused.


Carbonation supposedly blocks the conversion of pepsinogen to pepsin the active enzyme in the stomach that breaks down protein when the proper pH has been attained. This activity is somewhat reduced in secretors.


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I have 100% stevia powder. It's very concentrated, something like 1/40th of a teaspoon is equivilent in sweetness to one teaspoon. If you want to use this to sweeten cold beverages, it's best to dissolve in hot water first.

I used to use a lot of this stuff, but over time I've developed a taste for unsweetened foods. I generally use one little scoop (1/40th of a teaspoon) per batch of rice milk, so that's 1-2 servings of stevia in a week. It's a superfood if I'm a secretor and a black dot if I'm a non-secretor, so I've cut way  back on stevia consumption since I decided to avoid non-secretor avoids (until I can get my secretor test.)

Stevia is tricky to bake with for a few reasons. Number one, it doesn't provide any "body" to the baked goods, which sugar, honey, agave, etc, all do. So you need to adjust the recipe to allow for that. Secondly, it can have a bitter aftertaste. It works best when it's used in conjunction with other sugars in the recipe, and not as the only source of sugar. Stevia and molasses can give a nice "brown sugar" flavor. Stevia in a fruit pie works well.


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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I used some the other day!!!!!!!!!!

I did check on their website and the one I used is made from corn starch!

I so wanted to be 100% compliant during my wash out period!!  

Well, 99,99% compliant will have to do....
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