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Monk Fruit: Amazing Safe Sweetener Lo Han Guo Low Calorie Sugar Substitute

Updated on June 22, 2016

Amazing OZ-Safe SweetenerA Natural, Safe Alternative To Sugar And Sugar Substitutes

What is Natural, DR OZ recommended, 150 times sweeter than table sugar, high in vitamins, fights fatigue with only 3 calories per serving, and safely used for hundreds of years? Its called Monk Fruit or Monk Fruit Extract. This safe, low calorie, natural ideal sweetener (also known as Lo Han and Lo Han Guo) is extracted from a fruit grown in Southeast Asia. Interestingly, it is widely known as longevity fruit and magic fruit. Why would that be? Grown mostly on shaded mountain slopes in warm and often foggy conditions, it has shown many amazing qualities. Could it actually be the best natural sweetener for diabetics, kidney problems, and contain over 40% natural Vitamin C?

Luo Han Guo - 4x3 PCS Dried Fruit - Monordica Grosvenori Swingle

A Healthful Sweetener?

Can Monk Fruit be healthy and the sweetest of the Sweet?

Monk Fruit extract / Lo Han sweetener have been studied extensively. The medicinal herb extract is known as Momordica grosvenori Swingle. It has proven useful as an antioxidant (it contains high levels of vitamin C), reduces inflammation, is low on the glycemic index, is helpful with blood sugar regulation, and protects kidney function. In an abstract of an article from the Journal of Functional Foods its uses are summarized.

"Momordica grosvenori Swingle, a traditional medicinal herb, is known to possess anti-inflammatory anti-oxidative, anti-diabetic, and nephroprotective activities"...... Journal of Functional Foods

Is Monk Fruit or Lo Han Guo the same as.......?

What is in a name? Other names for the Amazing Monk Fruit

Natural products often become known by various names. This is true of Monk Fruit. Some of the popular used 'nick names' are listed below.


Monk Fruit or Luo Han Guo

Scientific Name(s): Siraitia grosvenori (Swingle) C. Jeffrey ex A.M. Lu and Zhi Y. Zhang. 1 Family: Curcubitaceae Syn., Thladiantha grosvenori (Swingle) C. Jeffrey, Momordicae grosvenori (Swingle)

Common Name(s): Lo han guo , lo han kuo , luo han guo , lor hon kor , ge si wei ruo guo , ra kan ka , monk fruit , arhat fruit , momordica fruit , Momordicae grosvenori fructus , longevity fruit , magic fruit 2 , 3

NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener, 140 Servings

NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener, 140 Serving Canister, 5.9 Ounce
NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener, 140 Serving Canister, 5.9 Ounce

NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener is just what it says - 100% natural! Not only that, but there are zero (yes, ZERO) calories per serving so those concerned about taking in too many calories can still have the rich, sweet enjoyment of sugar and not the usual addition of empty calories to worry about. Made from the recently highly recommended by Dr Oz Monk Fruit, this is possibly the best alternative to sugar on the market today, and with the recent outcry about the hazards of many sugar substitutes this sweetener has to be good news for us all trying to stay healthy. Comes in a generous 140 serving container with a lid designed to be used for spooning, pouring and sprinkling, so you can get just the right amount of Nectresse that you need in each serving.


New Amazing Lo Cal Sweetener discovery!

Used for centuries, little known phenomenon, naturally sweet!

This long used monk fruit low calorie sweetener and extract have only recently been 'discovered' by people in the west. A newly available ideal sweetener which has become a phenomenon! The amazing Monk Fruit has been used for centuries as a sweetener and for medicinal purposes. Also called Lo Han sweetener, it provides 150 times the sweetness of table sugar. And ONLY 3 CALORIES PER SERVING!!!

This incredible low calorie natural sugar substitute was featured in a story by the famous DR OZ on his TV program. DR OZ was quoted, "I want you all to go out Today and find some of this stuff..... I want you to use this in your coffee tomorrow" in his broadcast. A liquid sweetener form of this ideal sweetener is available too.

Jarrow Formulas Lo Han Sweet - This Highly reputable company provides amazing quality products

Jarrow Formulas - Lo Han Sweet, 80 g powder
Jarrow Formulas - Lo Han Sweet, 80 g powder

Those with sensitive digestion may find Xylitol mildly upsetting to digestion. Most people will find Lo Han be a phenomenal alternative to the controversial sugar substitutes which are connected to unwanted side effects.


NuNaturals Pure Liquid Lo Han Supreme, 2oz (2 Pack)

NuNaturals Pure Liquid Lo Han Supreme, 2 Ounces (Pack of 2)
NuNaturals Pure Liquid Lo Han Supreme, 2 Ounces (Pack of 2)

The maximum sweetness liquid for ultimate convenience. Easiest for storage in compact form. Great for camping backpacking, beverages, as well as for use in the car or at home.


Sweetness, Safety, and Sickness. Do Sweetener choices make a difference?

Are Sugars The most dangerous foods?

Recent medical research increasingly suggests that sugar (and most substitutes) worsen or even may be causative of many of the pervasive diseases and medical conditions we face.

Widely respected Dr.s are speaking out about the role sugar plays in health and wellness, and its impact on illness and disease.

Dr Nicholas Perricone, in his book ( the Perricone Prescription) reveals that inflammation is a human body's response to attack or illness. This holds true for a scrape on the knee, a cold, and flu. But also appears to be true for diabetes, heart disease and cancer, among other serious medical conditions. (Sugar intake can increase inflammation). But can inflammation caused by sugar intake create or worsen other conditions?

In an article from Ground Floor Health, the following conclusions are published...

"Several studies have shown a positive relationship between the sugar content (glycemic load) of food and inflammatory markers in the blood. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and other inflammatory markers can be used to determine the effects of diet and lifestyle on inflammation. They can also measure efficacy. In healthy humans, CRP has shown a strong relationship to dietary glycemic intake; implying that foods may influence inflammation in the body and perhaps our susceptibility to heart disease and diabetes".

Dr Joseph Mercola (a widely respected M.D. and homeopathic practitioner), shares on his blog, that sugar can help to create or worsen insulin resistance ( a condition where sugar is not properly metabolized, causing potential damage to cells anywhere in the body.

Dr Oz, on his celebrated TV broadcast, reports a connection between fatigue and sugar imbalance. He and a guest Dr. state clearly that different sweetening options create different responses in the human body. The Monk Fruit Extract discussed causes a low glycemic response ( that is, a less abrupt change in sugar in the bloodstream).

In an article from Organic Excellence .....

Sugar, Inflammation and Joint Pain

"During the two months between Halloween and the end of the year, most of us consume more sugar than usual. Beyond weight gain, you might be feeling sugars effects without realizing it's the culprit. Fatigue, stress, irritability, mood swings, difficulty sleeping and joint pain can all be attributed to sugar. Even if you avoid candy, pie, soda, alcohol and ice cream, sugars are hidden in many of the foods and drinks we consume on a daily basis. Crackers, yogurt, ketchup, and peanut butter, to name a few, are loaded with sugar, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup. And, don't forget that simple carbohydrates like pasta, potatoes and white rice quickly convert into sugar in your body.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Americans consume between 100 - 180 pounds of sugar each year. Only about 29 pounds is directly from the sugar bowl while the rest comes from foods and drinks. The types of sugars are refined white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, high fructose corn syrup, malt syrup, sucrose, fructose, dextrose, molasses, fruit juice concentrate, honey and simple carbohydrates. Every time you consume as little as two teaspoons of sugar, you upset your body chemistry and disrupt homeostasis, the wonderful balance in the body needed for maintenance, repair and life itself.

Joint Pain and Inflammation

There is a direct connection between sugar, inflammation and joint pain. Inflammation is the immune system's healthy response to restore the affected area to normal following an injury, irritation or infection. However, in response to high sugar intake, which includes simple carbohydrates, the body is flooded with insulin and stress hormones. These inundate your blood supply triggering the inflammation process which creates stress and pain on your organs and joints. The less sugar you eat, the less inflammation you will experience, and the stronger your immune system will be to protect you from infectious and degenerative diseases."

The sugar comes mostly from complex carbohydrates, processed carbohydrates, as well as sweeteners(also carbohydrates) . But not all are created equal when it comes to carbohydrates and sugar sweeteners. Some have far better characteristics in the way they impact the bodies of most,if not all of us.

Which benefits are most important in a sweetener - Is simply sweet enough?

We consumers have evolving tastes and expectations. Many of the alternatives for sweetening have been reported to be not good tasting, unhealthy or even harmful. Some are even suspected of being carcinogenic(cancer causing). Which considerations are important to your choices in personally choosing a sweetener to use. PLEASE SHARE YOUR MOST IMPORTANT CHOICE FIRST, THEN OTHERS IN COMMENTS SECTION BELOW. BE SURE TO CHECK RESULTS. THANK YOU!

Which benefits are most important in a sweetener

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Whether you want to make a positive change in your health, or are just looking for a way to enjoy sweet treats without the guilt, then the all-natural Monk Fruit sugar substitute may be exactly what you are looking for.  Try it today!
Whether you want to make a positive change in your health, or are just looking for a way to enjoy sweet treats without the guilt, then the all-natural Monk Fruit sugar substitute may be exactly what you are looking for. Try it today! | Source

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