Seems like the healthiest sweetener possible seeing as it's anything but empty calories like most sweeteners with the exception of raw honey , but even raw honey wouldn't have nearly as many vitamins and antioxidants as grape juice concentrate.... (more)
I recently came across Nectresse, a natural sweetener made from the monk fruit, that supposedly has minimal effect on blood sugar. I don't know much about it, and I was wondering if there is anything harmful in it like there is in aspartame or... (more)
I wouldn't. It contains erythritol (a sugar alcohol), sugar and molassess along with the monk fruit extract. Pure stevia would be a better choice in my opinion.
Okay.. Sugar. I'm totally baffled by this one and can't figure it out. I know I'm not supposed to have sugar and as far as food goes I'm okay with that. I just use 1 and a half teaspoons in a large cup of tea (I'm in love with earl grey tea and... (more)
I have been fairly well committed to Paleo since mid November, but I wasn't feeling as awesome as it sounded like I could whenever I read the blogs that inspired me. I FINALLY cut out artificially sweetened drinks and BANG, that was the problem.... (more)
http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/programs/ark_product_detail/boiled_cider_and_cider_jelly/ This seems to be a paleo-friendly, regional, and unique sweetener option. It also appears to have not been discussed here before (not surprising, given... (more)
Just curious if anyone has had this response to xylitol. Has your sense of sweetness been desensitized by continuing to use sweeteners? When you pull xylitol out do you notice almost everything including veggies like tomatoes and cabbages tastes... (more)
The only sweetener I use is a little xylitol, and to me everything has tasted sweeter anyway since going primal/paleo. I feel that what desensitized people to sweets is the constant sugary drinks most people have. Since giving up soda, even the... (more)
Other than NO sweetener --rank the following based on how it will raise (or not raise) Blood sugar 1- being the best: Stevia Organic Brown Rice Syrup RAW Honey Coconut Crystal/Syrup Yacon Lo Han
I prefer raw honey as it contains natural antibiotics, but I think self-experimentation might be the best option for you in terms of ranking which affects your personal blood sugar most directly.
Leave it to Kresser to shake things up in the paleosphere! Apparently up to 20% (by weight!) of the food eaten by the Hazda during the wet season is pure honey! Just imagine how that translates to calorie percentage... And another tribe is... (more)
Anyone know anything about Coconut Nectar? I found it while ordering some Coconut Aminos (a soy-free soysauce alternative that Melissa blogged about on HuntGatherLove.com.) Edit: bad numbers, deleted, and in light of the correct numbers, I... (more)
looks decent on paper...0.5% glucose, 1.5% fructose, 16% sucrose, and 82% inulin. That's not what the label says. The label says there is no inulin in this product. A tablespoon of this stuff contains 13 grams of carbs, and every bit of... (more)