Stevia and Sugar
The SoHo district
of London taught Mabel more about Stevia, a
white herb 200 times sweeter than sugar,
having no carbs or glycemic value. Just
a dust in recipes taste just like sugar.
A common condiment in Japan, but dearly
protected from us to learn about in the States.
In the States Stevia can only be sold as a
"nutritional supplement" or perhaps a "flavor"
although many Americans are happily putting it
right in their food as do the people of the
orient on a day to day basis. It can
never be sold as a sweetener or major
artificial sweetener companies would throw a
fit. Not to mention the sugar cane money who
would for once team up with the artificial
foes for the unthinkable. A simple herb.
If you want to research Stevia, do a Google on
"Stevia, too good to be approved." Click
here for Stevia,
the "Nutritional Supplement."
If we are not
made of corn syrup, we are made of
advertising dollars TIME Magazine, August
2006 wrote about aspartame: "How
Sweet it Isn't."
In quote they say "It's also unclear whether
switching to artificial sweeteners
helps you lose weight, though a glance at
our collective potbelly suggests that it
doesn't. ..." And TIME does not
stand alone with the question raised.
ABC News, Good Morning America is
stepping up to bat "Artificial
Sweeteners, Are They Safe?
as well as
CNN Live making similar observations.
With any luck, someday they will go to bat for
Michael Pollan is a great read. Pollan
basically discusses Americans are made up of
corn in one way or the other. Corn is in
almost everything we consume, and most of all,
it's cousin--high fructose corn syrup.
Forget "Children of the Corn..." we are
walking corn stalks, as I interpreted
Michael's book. Michael has been
featured on the Evening News with Jon
Stewart. Although a satire news
cast, I feel one of the highest credible
sources up there with TIME Magazine.
Click here for
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