Nannies23 wrote:Besides carrying the 4/4 Gene, my blood work also showed I was at risk for insulin resistance, which was another shock, (but not quite as electrifying as the 4/4 news), which surprised me because I’m not much of a sweet eater. I’m not one to eat desserts , cakes, candy or anything like that but I am a salt freak; chips, popcorn, pizza, French fries. So I guess most of my sugar comes from foods like breads, which is going to be the hardest thing for me to give up; yogurt chips, popcorn, etc. So now I’m researching the use of stevia and I’m getting all kinds of mixed info; some say it’s good for you and others say it isn’t. What are your opinions on stevia? Yay or nay?
Sara wrote:I am still trying to learn more about Stevia - I haven't found any cons yet so if anyone knows of any please let us know. I enjoy adding a couple of drops of vanilla creme stevia to a glass of sparkling water. But I am also still holding on to those last few pounds so I may try going without for a while. I'll let you know if it makes a difference!
Orangeblossom wrote:Also, sweeteners in general have been shown to alter the gut microbiome. I am unaware if this applies to stevia in particular though.
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