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Possum
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:23am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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...if a baked good has 4 Tbs. of any sweetener, and it is divided into 12 portions, each portion has 1 tsp. of sweetener. That would mean a dozen cookies would have to last 12 days. I can easily eat 3 cookies in one sitting and this is why I very rarely have desserts! Glycerin is used differently by the body according to Dr. D'Adamo and so if I do bake, I either add glycerin or my compliant fruit as sweetener.
Good point there & great reminder!!

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Saturday, December 29, 2012, 5:03am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Possum
Good point there & great reminder!!


I can't remember the last time I ate a cookie. I keep stuff like that buried in my freezer in the laundry so I'm not tempted. But I did eat a banana muffin tonight that had .25 of a cup of an equal mix of maple syrup and glycerin in the whole recipe of 12 muffins. I don't know how that translates from plain old sugar to how much I had in a muffin. The muffins are now in the freezer...... But they are gluten free and made of ingredients that are at least a neutral for me. A small amount of sorghum flour being the neutral.


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I think my SWAMI has me typed incorrectly, because Agave is listed as a superfood and I did not test well with it at all.  When I did used it in some baked goods, I got became nauseous.

If Os do not do well with carbs in general, I don't understand how 8 different sweeteners can be listed as superfoods.  I find this very confusing!  


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I think my SWAMI has me typed incorrectly, because Agave is listed as a superfood and I did not test well with it at all.  When I did used it in some baked goods, I got became nauseous.

If Os do not do well with carbs in general, I don't understand how 8 different sweeteners can be listed as superfoods.  I find this very confusing!  


If you as an individual don't do well on one or many sweeteners then by all means don't use them.

SWAMI is not meant to be a diagnostic tool. It doesn't know if you have specific food allergies. It does the best it can with the information you give it and most people are able to use that effectively.

As an aside, sweeteners are listed as superfoods only in the context of the limited use (portions) suggested. The values are based on a variety of factors of which specific nutrition plays a large role.
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i'm supposed to be able to have stevia and can't handle much of it at all. I have used the darker agave with no problems but as an explorer my swami gives me a wide variety of sweeteners to pick from including blackstrap which for some reason dose not sit well with my blood sugar. my favorite has become turbando cane sugar. the process is very simple, the crush and juice raw sugar can and then spin it in a turbine (hence the name) to dry it out. the result is similar to brown sugar but is only raw cane sugar (no molasses or anything else added) and the taste is wonderful. not to mention it cooks like sugar because it is sugar. it is a little coarse (raw unrefined sugar   ) but it works well in everything to far.


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I do well now with agave since my last posts on it, because my gut has healed more.
I put it in my morning tea. I don't feel like adding a lot because on the whole, it's just not that sweet anyway.
It made great baked bread for Easter too.  


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Quoted from narnia
If Os do not do well with carbs in general, I don't understand how 8 different sweeteners can be listed as superfoods.  I find this very confusing!  
Same here.  I agree.  I need to ignore the recommendation.



My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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It doesn't matter whether you have 8 sweeteners listed as "superfoods" or if all your sweeteners are only "neutral." Take a look at the portions. If you're only supposed to have half a teaspoon per day, you're simply not going to do well eating a muffin with a tablespoon of agave per portion! And remember that your portion size of sweeteners is total for the day- you can't have a teaspoon EACH of 8 different sweeteners.

You also may not do well on the sweetener when it's baked into a muffin or cake with additional carbs. The same sweetener may react very differently in your body if you had it in a cup of tea or hot cocoa, not consumed with grains.

And remember that SWAMI isn't perfect. It's an incredibly complex computer program, but it's nowhere near as complex as the human body. Sometimes it gets foods "wrong." That may be the case with you and agave.


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It doesn't matter whether you have 8 sweeteners listed as "superfoods" or if all your sweeteners are only "neutral." Take a look at the portions. If you're only supposed to have half a teaspoon per day, you're simply not going to do well eating a muffin with a tablespoon of agave per portion! And remember that your portion size of sweeteners is total for the day- you can't have a teaspoon EACH of 8 different sweeteners.

You also may not do well on the sweetener when it's baked into a muffin or cake with additional carbs. The same sweetener may react very differently in your body if you had it in a cup of tea or hot cocoa, not consumed with grains.

And remember that SWAMI isn't perfect. It's an incredibly complex computer program, but it's nowhere near as complex as the human body. Sometimes it gets foods "wrong." That may be the case with you and agave.


Well said Ruthie!  
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Quoted from ruthiegirl

You also may not do well on the sweetener when it's baked into a muffin or cake with additional carbs. The same sweetener may react very differently in your body if you had it in a cup of tea or hot cocoa, not consumed with grains.


Hmmm....come to think of it, it did make me eat 3/4 of the loaf of bread all in one day.  


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Agave:  JUST SAY "NO"!


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