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"diet tea" can i drink while on paleo

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Can i drink that giant jug of "diet peach tea" sold in supermarkets it has sucralose in it and iam dieabetic

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on April 12, 2011
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Dr. Richard Bernstein, probably the most trustworthy diabetes expert in America - and the oldest living Type I diabetic in America - says sucralose is ok and dows not cause blood sugar issues. Big caveat - the powdered formulation is different and should not be used. Having said that, i dont use much of the stuff myself just because i dont like chemicals.

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Can you cite something on this? I know that I should stay away from it because of excitotoxicity, but this post claims there is no effect on insulin. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/artificial-sweeteners-insulin/

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on April 12, 2011
at 12:40 AM

Put 2-4 green tea bags in a pitcher with water. Keep it on your refrigerator overnight. The next day you will have a healthy ice tea. No sweetener needed. Green tea lives up to its hype as a healthy beverage.

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on April 12, 2011
at 12:21 AM

I would suggest starting by not consuming anything that comes in a "giant jug" unless you're the one who filled it.

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on April 11, 2011
at 11:20 PM

I'm not going to say you "can't" drink it but sucralose is an ARTIFICAL sweetener meaning it is not a food from the earth. Sucralose can do crazy things to your gut. Personally, I would toss it and stick with green tea sans any sweetener.

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on April 12, 2011
at 02:40 AM

As a couple of others had said, it's best to stay away from sucralose and any other type of fake sweetener. Stevia is an option and while it does take a bit to get used to the slightly bitter aftertaste it's a much better choice if you absolutely need some sweet. I recommend "Kal" brand or "Sweetleaf", not because i'm a commercial for them but because just about any other brand of stevia out there has some form of sugar in it (unbelieveable, I know!). Weaning yourself off sugar and sweeteners can be tough but can be done and best for your health. Make your own tea, don't be a slave to pre-made teas and sweeteners...you can do it :)

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on April 12, 2011
at 01:44 AM

Why not just drink unsweetened tea? Once you stop drinking sweet things you won't miss them anymore.

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on April 12, 2011
at 12:14 AM

I suggest you buy some natural herbal or fruit teas, which come in a wide variety of flavours and really do feel like an indulgence. Start out by sweetening with stevia or a teaspoon of honey and gradually reduce the amount used. Your palate will soon adapt to Paleo and you will be able to enjoy your tea unsweetened.

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on April 11, 2011
at 11:37 PM

In short: sucralose will stimulate you pancreas to release insulin causing blood sugar issues. Don't do it.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 12, 2011
at 12:14 AM

Can you cite something on this? I know that I should stay away from it because of excitotoxicity, but this post claims there is no effect on insulin. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/artificial-sweeteners-insulin/

39a1a0bc7855c084ac59df60fdf9c0dd

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on April 12, 2011
at 03:33 AM

Dr. Richard Bernstein, probably the most trustworthy diabetes expert in America - and the oldest living Type I diabetic in America - says sucralose is ok and dows not cause blood sugar issues. Big caveat - the powdered formulation is different and should not be used. Having said that, i dont use much of the stuff myself just because i dont like chemicals.

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