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Paleo dieters?

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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Can you use Stevia on Paleo?
by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Apr. 3, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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True, pure stevia, sure....but not the Truvia stuff that's marketed (it's got other things in it besides stevia)

In the end, it's all a matter of how rigid you want to make your paleo guidelines, and why.  Honey is a perfectly acceptable sweetener, as is real maple syrup.  If you want to use stevia to avoid blood sugar issues, then use the pure stevia from the stevia plant...as long as it's not artificial sweeteners, it's fine.

MamaNeeNee
by Bronze Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Try agave??
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Apr. 3, 2014 at 6:52 PM
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Agave is very processed, moreso than HFCS, and more damaging.

Quoting MamaNeeNee: Try agave??


audmom1218
by Bronze Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:22 PM
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I'm on the honey/maple syrup bandwagon. In moderation of course. Juices from fruit are also good. (Not pre made juices but juice you get yourself)
beadingmom17
by Rachel on Apr. 3, 2014 at 10:46 PM
Stupid question, but would pure be like Stevia in the Raw?

Quoting michiganmom116:

True, pure stevia, sure....but not the Truvia stuff that's marketed (it's got other things in it besides stevia)

In the end, it's all a matter of how rigid you want to make your paleo guidelines, and why.  Honey is a perfectly acceptable sweetener, as is real maple syrup.  If you want to use stevia to avoid blood sugar issues, then use the pure stevia from the stevia plant...as long as it's not artificial sweeteners, it's fine.

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MamaNeeNee
by Bronze Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 11:23 PM
Interesting... Wording is everything nowadays.. Eh?? Smh

Quoting michiganmom116:

Agave is very processed, moreso than HFCS, and more damaging.

Quoting MamaNeeNee: Try agave??

Mama2ETA
by Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Agavin is better for you. It can lead to weight loss.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Apr. 4, 2014 at 6:11 AM

No.  Stevia in the Raw has dextrose (a sugar) as it's first ingredient, then stevia extract, which may also be adulterated.  Pure stevia is green (it's crushed stevia leaves, so that makes perfect sense.)

Quoting beadingmom17: Stupid question, but would pure be like Stevia in the Raw?
Quoting michiganmom116:

True, pure stevia, sure....but not the Truvia stuff that's marketed (it's got other things in it besides stevia)

In the end, it's all a matter of how rigid you want to make your paleo guidelines, and why.  Honey is a perfectly acceptable sweetener, as is real maple syrup.  If you want to use stevia to avoid blood sugar issues, then use the pure stevia from the stevia plant...as long as it's not artificial sweeteners, it's fine.


michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Apr. 4, 2014 at 6:16 AM
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http://www.foodrenegade.com/agave-nectar-good-or-bad/

http://www.westonaprice.org/modern-foods/agave-nectar-worse-than-we-thought

http://nourishedkitchen.com/when-natural-foods-arent-natural-agave-nectar/

I'm so skeptical of anything anymore.  Even when thinking about trying paleo, I read everything about it that I could get my hands on for several weeks before changing, and I STILL do it after three years.

Quoting MamaNeeNee: Interesting... Wording is everything nowadays.. Eh?? Smh
Quoting michiganmom116:

Agave is very processed, moreso than HFCS, and more damaging.

Quoting MamaNeeNee: Try agave??


ReadWriteLuv
by Casey on Apr. 4, 2014 at 6:50 AM

Not a diet, it's a lifestyle. 

I use honey, maple syrup, and coconut palm sugar. 

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