What's your preferred sweetener?
Our CWD family is tuned in to the effect of foods on blood sugars, and we do what we can to keep our blood sugars ASAP (As Stable As Possible 🙂 ). Sometimes, making use of artificial sweeteners helps mitigate the spike.
From this week's poll, it looks like the CWD community comes in strong for Stevia (aka Sweet Leaf or Truvia), with sugar alcohols like Swerve coming in second. Splenda rang in as a distant third, with the other options getting a few votes.
There are pros and cons to using sugar substitutes regularly. Pros of artificial sweeteners include weight control, better control of blood sugars, prevention of tooth decay, and a way to add a more pleasant taste to your food than by adding table sugar. Some of the cons of using artificial sweeteners include nutrition issues (using artificially sweetened beverages as a replacement for nutritious foods), the issue preferring the taste of overly-sweet foods, and also the safety concerns about longterm use.
For more on artificial sweeteners, read our info page.