What's the best sugar alternative?

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Found 28th Jun 2009
...or do they all taste like washing powder?

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grains or tablet sweeteners?

splenda

but it's still rank.


and a teensy bit carciogenic.

do you want a more healthy alternative or a chemical alternative or a low gi option?

I'd say honey but it wouldnt be helpful for diabetics.

just not adding sugar works...

aspartame is deadly.

ClarityofMind;5612349

I'd say honey but it wouldnt be helpful for diabetics..



yeah gotta agree honey

grex9101;5612344

splenda but it's still rank.and a teensy bit carciogenic.


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the sedge;5612410

yeah gotta agree honey



thanks for agreeing with me... but who ya calling honey, honey? :-D

Original Poster

The reason I'm asking is because I'm most probably will be confirmed diabetic this week and tea without sugar is getting boring.

I'm a recently diagnosed diabetic and most sugar replacements taste terrible. The only thing I like in tea is Candarel tablets. Put them in before you put the water in. Powdered sugar replacements still taste awfull. Hope this helps. If you are unfortunately a diabetic and need some advice then send me a pvt message and I will try try to help.

i find the best sweetners are the cheap ones from tesco they are in a tube think they are called slimmers and are about 99p we both used to have sugar in tea but we are used to these now

other sweetners dont taste sweet enough

sucrolose is supposed to taste the best which is what splenda is. you can also buy granulated fructose, which is real sugar but lower gi and also naturally sweeter so you don't use as much. so stuff i can manage with artificial sweetner but like on my cereals, the fructose is the only thing i can stand, and that really is so good you shouldn't be able to tell the difference.

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Hairy pie.

Abvance;5612502

The reason I'm asking is because I'm most probably will be confirmed … The reason I'm asking is because I'm most probably will be confirmed diabetic this week and tea without sugar is getting boring.



you'll get used to it, promise

replacements are full of chemicals and not good for the body :?

Abvance;5612502

The reason I'm asking is because I'm most probably will be confirmed … The reason I'm asking is because I'm most probably will be confirmed diabetic this week and tea without sugar is getting boring.



Give the tea without sugar a few days.. you'll get used to it x x x

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i personally would rather go without than have an alternative, they are all minging

Original Poster

I'm slowly getting used to tea without sugar, I might just stick with that, choccy biscuits will be missed

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there are different evels of diabetis, not all have to give up every grain of sugar

Abvance;5614467

I'm slowly getting used to tea without sugar, I might just stick with … I'm slowly getting used to tea without sugar, I might just stick with that, choccy biscuits will be missed



Wait and see what the doctor says to you.. you'll probably have to test your blood sugars regularly and you'll be able to see for yourself what foods give you a sugar peak.

I have saccharin in my tea. Can't drink it with sugar any more as sugar tastes rank by comparison :lol:

Gave up alcohol...Realised the amount of tea I was now drinking instead, the sugar was gonna make me either diabetic or ill. Did some testing.
For me Sugar Alternatives are exactly that...an alternative. So I tried 'Agave Nectar'
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Available at Asda's £2.24, Morrisons £2.22.
Try it. I live on it!

What's the best sugar alternative?



http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/victoriaderbyshire/big_SirAlanSugar.jpg

Like him off Dragons Den myself . . .

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00386/Peter_Jones_386821a.jpg

Hmmm - I wouldn't bonk either of 'em!

My OH is type 1 diabetic and is insulin dependent so although he obviously can't have a high sugar diet there is a bit more leeway than if you're type 2 and diet controlled, for example. What he sometimes does is have half a spoonful of 'real' sugar and then 2 spoons of sweetener. xx

Try agave nectar it is a liquid organic sweetner, made from the agave plant and is supposedly diabetic friendly. Sold in tesco's sainsbury's.

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mumscomputer;5720591

Try agave nectar it is a liquid organic sweetner, made from the agave … Try agave nectar it is a liquid organic sweetner, made from the agave plant and is supposedly diabetic friendly. Sold in tesco's sainsbury's.


+1 although rather pricey :thumbsup:
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