What is the tastiest and safest food sweetener?

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    Helpful Hannaposted 7 years ago

    What is the best way to sweeten foods and beverages?  Is it cane sugar, corn sugar, Splenda, etc.?

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Natural honey works. smile

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      Helpful Hannaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ooooh! I didn't consider honey.  Does it have a distinct taste though that changes the flavor of food?

      1. melbel profile image96
        melbelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It kind of does. Honey is probably one of the best for you although natural sugar is good too.

        I don't trust sweeteners like Splenda. Yeah, it's marketed as "it's made from sugar!" But think about it this way, corn syrup is made from corn.

        That said, I haven't heard anything particularly bad about Splenda so the verdict is still out on that one.

        Aspartame SHOULD be illegal (it's carcinogenic-- causes cancer, AND tastes horrible), corn syrup shouldn't be used in food or drinks either -- research has shown that it's bad for your health AND market analysis have shown that people prefer foods and beverages sweetened with sugar over those sweetened with corn syrup.

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          Helpful Hannaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I know we aren't suppose to have too much sugar, but I wonder if sugar is still better than most of the artificial stuff out there.

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            Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I'd rather eat sugar than artificial sweetners (carcinogens)

  3. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I heard cyanide is sweeeeeet big_smile

    1. Shadesbreath profile image83
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Antifreeze is too. Plus it comes in so many colors now, not just the boring green stuff you and I grew up with.

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      Helpful Hannaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you have some sort of a problem with me or my questions, don't reply.  There's no need to be a jerk.

    3. donotfear profile image85
      donotfearposted 7 years agoin reply to this



      Good one.....lol

    4. aguasilver profile image75
      aguasilverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Let me know when you've tried it! smile

  4. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Ah, so you aired it here smile Well forum is not your property, and when you are free to post nonsense topics, I am free to make fun of them smile

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      Helpful Hannaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Who put you charge of deciding what is nonsense?

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Me of course. They are nonsense to me, and I suspect to quite a few other people, too. I don't pretend them to be the universal nonsense though, that would be a religious move I am not ready to perform yet. tongue

        Will be back in a few...

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          Helpful Hannaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Please don't come back smile

  5. donotfear profile image85
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    Pure Stevia
       Pure Stevia

         Pure Stevia.

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      Helpful Hannaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  6. aguasilver profile image75
    aguasilverposted 7 years ago

    Stevia, or organic muscovy cane sugar.... overall sugar is safer than sweeteners unless it's been 'refined' (as in stripped of goodness and bleached white) and the real answer is not artificial sweetness, but reduce or stop taking added sugar. If you stop taking sugar for a week, it will taste foul if you take it again.

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      Helpful Hannaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Reducing sugar intake makes sense over the alternatives.  Thanks!

      1. Shadesbreath profile image83
        Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        So, just out of curiosity, did you just buy an Internet Marketing package or course or something, like Misha said?  I'm not bagging on it, just curious if you did.

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          Helpful Hannaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Didn't even know there was such a thing.  Just saw a commerical about corn sugar being okay for us and started thinking about sugar options.

 
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