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Using grape juice concentrate as a sweetener

Commented on October 02, 2013
Created September 29, 2013 at 1:06 AM

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. It's pretty cheap too

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And by the way, sugar is not just sugar. If you were to add dextrose into an athletes diet post workout it would be very beneficial. If you were to add GMO high fructose corn or agave syrup, that would be a different story

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I know what your saying but this is something that when diluted with water is something that some people base their entire diet around and remain relatively healthy. If you were to replace next to empty calorie sweeteners with a nutrient dense juice concentrate, you wouldn't be adding any extra sugar to your diet but you would be getting extra antioxidants, and vitamins. By the way, grapes contain many more compounds than honey and are very nutritious when eaten in moderation

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on October 01, 2013
at 09:20 AM

Grape juice concentrate must be mainly fructose and fructose in many ways is worse than glucose. It is for example much stronger in building advanced glycation end products (AGAs), which are extremely health adverse. Fructose also promotes more aggressive cancer behaviour (here is a study, if anybody is interested: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22922366).

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on October 01, 2013
at 07:05 AM

Grape juice concentrate doesn't seem very paleo.

What's the objective here?

"healthiest sweetener" oxymoron?

"anything but empty calories" IMO grape juice as sweetener, as used in a lot or processed foods (typically white grape juice), is pretty much the poster child of "empty calories"

It's cheap and can be used to fool the average consumer into thinking they;re eating health food.

Adding sugar / sweetener to food is the typical SAD approach

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on September 29, 2013
at 03:11 AM

sugar is sugar is sugar, there is no way around it. whenever you concentrate fructose/sucrose, regardless of its source, you're throwing the baby out with the bathwater. when ingesting fruit, the fiber you take in slows down the digestion/absorption of its accompanying sugar. yes, it does have micro nutritional content, but its probably pretty marginal compared to any other fruit concentrate.

as far as raw honey goes, it contains over a hundred different compounds... I'm not sure its correct that grape concentrate's micro nutritional content trumps that of honeys. plus grapes arent exactly rock stars when it comes to nutrition.

give stevia some time in your diet, it took me a while but tea and coffee is no longer the same without it.

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on September 29, 2013
at 10:40 AM

And by the way, sugar is not just sugar. If you were to add dextrose into an athletes diet post workout it would be very beneficial. If you were to add GMO high fructose corn or agave syrup, that would be a different story

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on September 29, 2013
at 10:36 AM

I know what your saying but this is something that when diluted with water is something that some people base their entire diet around and remain relatively healthy. If you were to replace next to empty calorie sweeteners with a nutrient dense juice concentrate, you wouldn't be adding any extra sugar to your diet but you would be getting extra antioxidants, and vitamins. By the way, grapes contain many more compounds than honey and are very nutritious when eaten in moderation

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