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Sugar substitutes
Tue 29-Sep-15
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And the problems they can cause.

I'll try that again!

Tue 29-Sep-15
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Well, I didn't know that, Toni.  Not that I have any artificial sweeteners in anything.....I don't like the taste of them, for one thing, and am totally used to tea/coffee with no sweetener of any kind now.  I do, however, sometimes substitute some of the sugar in the cakes I make for husband for sweetener of some kind.  In future, I think I'll not do that and just use less sugar.  It really is the case more and more nowadays that artificial or processed anything is just not good for us!

Thank you for that info  big_hug

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Tue 29-Sep-15
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I have known this for a few years, I read a report where sweeteners caused obesity in lab rats. The only one I use and then very rarely is xylitol, it is not calorie free but is natural. In Finland where it comes from kindergarten children are given xylitol sweets to chew after their snacks as it helps to prevent tooth decay.

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Tue 29-Sep-15
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It's like the fat free versions of things that make you fat, personally I use butter and whole milk and wuldn't dream of buying a fat free yoghurt.

I'll try that again!

Tue 29-Sep-15
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We always use butter to

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Wed 30-Sep-15
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Eileen, we use butter too. I find whole milk a little too sweet, strangely, but semi-skimmed is just right for us.

As for fat-free yogurt, Toni, what is the point of that? It is quite difficult though to find any other though.

I buy 'whole' crème fraiche, and cream ...

Is it possible that since we had processed foods on the shelves that allergies and illnesses are popping up more frequently ..? Who knows!

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I use soya milk as I can't drink normal milk, I was fine with milk until I lived in Germany I think it was all the chemicals that were given to the cows. Funny enough I have no problem with butter cream or yoghurt, but they have less lactose. Val I think your right about the allergies, I think it is a combination of processed food and homes being to sterilized.

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Thu 1-Oct-15
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I agree with you both on allergies, when I was a child no-one was ever allergic to anything.

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Wed 28-Oct-15
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I buy fat free yogurt and make that in to a batch of fresh yogurt using whole milk, so I don't eat fat free, just use it to make a nice yogurt to have with my lunch.

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I always buy Greek full fat Yogurt to make my own Yogurt, it's the best, don't give a damn about the Calories.

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Either sugar or substitutes are very bad, we know, but education is still so slow to percolate.

I gave up sugar in coffee and tea years ago - and I found it easy but I appreciate that others don't.

When I make hot drinks for my colleagues in the charity shop, all of them take sugar. Up to 3 spoons. That's just a small example. And if you have seen those recent programs on TV where they vividly demonstrate how many equivalent spoons of sugar (or sweetener) are in canned drinks. It's scary because, basically, it's poison in those dosage levels.

I can still happily knock back a bottle of red wine of course sloe_ginsloe_gin sloe_gin !

That's healthy, isn't it? big_laugh

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It's fruit, so of course it's healthy, Danny!  Although fruit contains sugar of course....but then sugar turns to alcohol doesn't it?  Or something like that.....I'm too tired to get all scientific and technical (as if I could anyway  big_laugh ).

I was a dedicated sugar in coffee drinker all my life, until diagnosed as T2 3 or 4 years ago, when I had to give it up immediately - it completely put me off of drinking coffee for a while, I never thought I'd get used to coffee without sugar.  Now I can't imagine having a sweetened coffee.  Don't they say that it takes a fortnight (or thereabouts) to break a habit?

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I cut out sugar when I was 14, don't know why I was pencil thin then and did not need to lose weight, I use Xylitol in cakes etc

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