Anyone on here done any research or looked into Luo Han Guo extract? It's sometimes called monk fruit extract. http://www.znaturalfoods.com/Luo-Han-Guo-Extract-Powder-1-lb I ordered a package a while back and I've been using it when I need a... (more)
Is Coconut Crystals: http://www.coconutsecret.com/crystals2.html Any better than sugar? Is it better than Xylitol? http://store.xylitolusa.com/products/1lb-Xylitol-Bag.html Having just finished the Perfect Health Diet book (which I loved), I... (more)
Honey can't be beat. Xylitol can be made of corn or birch, hard to know which. There is a little voice against xylitol lately. We have taken it off our shop shelves until we hear good news. If in doubt, throw if out! (ie don't do it)
I'm looking for a paleo sweetener for my paleo cookies. However, I want it to be a dry ingredient. Does anyone know anything about honey powder? A lot that I find is mixed with cane sugar. Is there any out there that doesn't have cane sugar? ... (more)
I've pretty much stayed away from the artificial sweeteners as aspartame agravates my migraine issues. I don't drink soda, except a very rare stevia sweetened rootbeer from Whole Foods or even less a Sprecher's Rootbeer. During the hot weather I... (more)
Sometime in August I plan on getting a breast augmentation, which is around 2 months, but before then my doctor recommends I lose between 5-10 Kgs. Currently I am 5'6" and 165 pounds. I heard about the paleo through a friend, and have been reading... (more)
I'm mostly partial to Raw Honey, Manuka Honey, or raw agave sryup. I never considered Stevia, or maple syrup. My goal is a Last pound or two of fat loss so I don't want to use anything that will throw this off, but I could use something in my... (more)
I mostly do not consume sugars/fruits now, but when I want something sweet I still use a bit of stevia. But, there hasn't been much research on the long-term effects of stevia, and also any 'sweet' tastes have been shown to induce some insulin... (more)
I trust Mark Sisson on this
As of March 2011, FireFly has started making a "Skinny Sweet Tea Vodka." Their vodka is distilled in South Carolina from Grapes and the Tea is sweetened with Stevia. While I know its not Paleo, I loved this stuff before going Paleo and I wouldn't... (more)
While browsing around for alternative sweeteners, I came upon this Wikipedia article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacon_syrup Yac??n syrup is a sweetening agent extracted from the tuberous roots of the yac??n plant (Smallanthus sonchifolius)... (more)
There are situations for every parent where a little sugar goes a long ways. Such as coaxing down medicines with a young child. We've been using Agave and are thinking about Stevia. I understand Stevia has been used in Japan for awhile, and has no... (more)
Occasionally my daughters (4, 17 months) will have something that has a few drops of liquid whole leaf stevia throughout. I have no problem with a liquid whole stevia concentrate since it's made by boiling stevia leaves and reducing until highly... (more)
I consume about 2-3 teaspoons of honey in my coffee each morning. I'm sure coffee isn't paleo but cut me some slack...I'm new. It's raw, unheated and unfiltered honey. I realize honey is mostly fructose but is it unhealthful? It is the only... (more)
I love rhubarb. OK, truth be told, I'm a little obsessed with it - I have a soft spot for tart and tangy foods. Of course, as you all know, the SAD way to make rhubarb palatable is to add approximately two metric tonnes of white sugar. Last... (more)
It wasn't used in Western culture until the 1700s I think, when it was imported from China, where it is used as a remedy for constipation, among other things. It was used in Europe mainly as such a remedy until sugar became more widespread and... (more)
I suppose we don't know if cave dwelling peoples boiled brown rice with fire back in the day, but let's assume they did not. In 2011, our world is bombarded with a barrage of sweeteners, and we all know that most do not promote healthy metabollic... (more)
There's a thread here that started the conversation a bit, but it also dealt with fruits (bananas) and honey as potential additions. Here's the deal: I'm in a stretch of very low carbing for weight loss. Animal proteins, eggs, Kerrygold, coconut... (more)
Coconut milk ice cream is actually quite flavorful and creamy on its own, without added sugars. I put an entire can of full-fat in there, and the machine does the rest. :)
What's the skinny on products derived from coconut sap? I've only really seen them produced from a single company, Coconut Secret: http://www.coconutsecret.com/products2.html My roommate just picked up some of the Coconut Nectar for use as a... (more)
No Artificials No Insulin Boosters No Stevia/Sugar Alcohol No Fruit I'd like ways to hack my tastebuds so far I know Coconut Flour/Oil and Cinnamon work well what else is out there that's Food that canimpact that strong unsweetened cocoa flavor? (more)
I've seen the questions about honey and agave. I know we've discussed stevia and truvia. So what about blackstrap molasses and maple syrup? Are they better or worse than honey? Here's some info about blackstrap molasses: The third boiling... (more)
In weaning myself of all refined carbs I find that sugar in my coffee is the hardest. I have cut sugar in coffee by half and recently switched even that to using Truvia instead. It is supposedly half stevia and half sugar alcohol. Is Truvia ok to... (more)
Erythrirol and Stevia seems to be your best bet right now. E. has the advantage of having the same texture as sugar (at 60-70% the sweetness) which makes it suitable for baking with e.g. almond flour.
I made my own soda tonight using sparkling water, lemon and lime juice, and powdered stevia. It tastes exactly like diet Sprite. I understand that plain ol' water is what all the cool primal kids are drinking these days but it's nice to have a... (more)
So I've been doing this paleo thing for 4.5 days and am trying to figure things out as I go... I think I've been doing well, but not perfect. But who is, really? Sweeteners: I know that honey and pure maple are OK. But what about others, in... (more)
Sweeteners: after experimenting with a few different ones I finally just quit them all. There is a fair amount of evidence that artificial sweeteners trigger hunger and insulin responses as much as sugars and in many ways are just as bad for you.... (more)
Chocolate custard 1 ripe banana 2 tbsp almond butter 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1/4 cup coconut oil Splash of vanilla extract Mash banana with fork and blend in rest of the ingredients. Store in the fridge for one half hour. So good!
So, the other day, a friend cooked dinner for me, and she had make a dressing from olive oil, fig honey, and a bit of vinegar... She made the honey herself, it seems pretty simple (just water & dried figs), and I'm not a big fan of normal... (more)
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