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NotsopositiveB
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12:05am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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My nutritionist said to use Stevia or xylitol for sugar substitute, however,  Stevia is on my avoid list and xylitol corn derived also on my avoid list. I'm Type B+. Any suggestions? ?
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Here is the link to Typebase.  Click on each of the sweeteners to find out what is acceptable for you.
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typeindexer.htm


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My nutritionist said to use Stevia or xylitol for sugar substitute, however,  Stevia is on my avoid list and xylitol corn derived also on my avoid list. I'm Type B+. Any suggestions? ?


I have found xylitol which is derived from birch trees. Difficult to locate in stores but more readily
available online.  For example, here:

http://www.wholeandnatural.com.....dcGcA6g#.UuMQKyg8JGF

Would you consider trehalose?


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Personally I would avoid both of them.

what exactly are you using the sweetener for?


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I just use honey.


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Did your nutritionist say why you should use those sweeteners and not one on the BTD?


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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The key, really, is to limit sweetener use altogether. Learn to appreciate the natural sweetness in foods. Try putting an ounce of juice in a  cup of green tea instead of honey or agave.

For those times when you really do want a sweetener, go ahead and use honey, agave, molasses, maple syrup, etc. But keep a careful eye on portion sizes. It's fine to have "no sweeteners" at all, and it's also OK to have a teaspoon or two per day. More than that is likely to cause trouble (although it's generally OK to over-do the compliant sweeteners for a special occasion, and then cut back on sweeteners for a few days before and after to compensate.)

The nutritionists' advice to avoid caloric sweeteners was probably going on the assumption that you'll otherwise be over-doing the added sugars.


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Good ideas above, I also think best to slowly wean off sweeteners altogether, it may be hard at first, but well worth it.  People don't realise that the sugars, and too much fructose in fruits or sweeteners like honey and agave, weaken the cells and glands.  In time, it can contribute to disease, loss of vision, and premature ageing.  Fruits of today are sweeter than decades ago and many people are ending up in the offices/clinics of nutritionists who then put them on diets like FODMAPS, GAPS, SCD, etc -There are way too many simple carbs around, body really doesn't need them or the addictive qualities.
A little fruit (one or two whole pieces or a small amount of berries) should be enough every day, esp eaten in the mornings.... lower fructose fruits and the ones in season, so I would choose an apple or pear in winter, some lemon of course to flush the liver and kidney first thing in the morning. I like lime juice at lunch time over salad or stir fried veggies.  I notice how much weaker I feel if I overdo the fruit, it affects the glands in some way. Maybe other GT 'hunter' or BTD O know what I mean by all this.  This week's grocery catalogs show once again the growing list of 'foods' with fruits or sweeteners in them, even the high protein low carb bars with multiple ingredients......
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I agree with Ruthie's advice.  I try to avoid all sweetener.  It has nothing to do with calories.  It's the sweet taste that causes trouble for me.  Even thinking about sweets, the anticipation of eating a dessert food, can cause a spike in insulin, or so I've read.


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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I would never have believed that I could be happy and satisfied without added sweeteners!!  Desserts and sweet teas were a major part of my life for decades and it was how I was raised.  Sugar was even added to some vegetables to enhance flavor.

But I have not added any sweetener to any food for several years and I relish the naturally sweet flavors of sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squashes, cooked fruits etc.  Also I have come to love the natural taste of unsweetened foods, such as tea and smoothies sweetened with fruits only.

Xylitol can cause digestive distress, so be cautious when using - even if it is from a non-corn source.



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Quoted from Victoria
I would never have believed that I could be happy and satisfied without added sweeteners!!  Desserts and sweet teas were a major part of my life for decades and it was how I was raised.  Sugar was even added to some vegetables to enhance flavor.

But I have not added any sweetener to any food for several years and I relish the naturally sweet flavors of sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squashes, cooked fruits etc.  Also I have come to love the natural taste of unsweetened foods, such as tea and smoothies sweetened with fruits only.

I can certainly relate to this! I just finished a bowl of hot soup, and if I hadn't made it myself I would have been certain that it had sugar in it! Delish!



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