Read Yahoo's latest article on America's Most Fattening 'Diet' Drinks & their picks for healthy, low calorie alternatives. You can make delicious zero calorie beverages by adding ZSweet® to your favorite hot or iced tea or coffee. My favorite is iced peppermint tea with ZSweet®.
Fitness Nutritionist, Personal Trainer & Pilates Instructor, Jodie A. Fontenot recently reviewed ZSweet® on her website jodiepilates.com. She commented on the fact that ZSweet® does not have an aftertaste or cause bloating like other sweeteners & that when she baked with it "you really would not know a sugar substitute was used" her "banana bread and muffins were quite delicious."
If you live in the Houston, TX area & would like to contact Jodie about personal training, pilates or nutrition visit her website for her services & rates. You can also sign up for her newsletter to receive tips & recipes.
In addition to traditionally sipping tea, they encourage & educate you on using tea in cooking as well. They also recommend using all natural ZSweet® to sweeten your tea beverages & tea infused foods. Visit their site to shop & view recipes here.
This one and a half hour video is well worth your time. "Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin."
Lustig thoroughly illuminates the scientific reasons why all sugar & specifically fructose; which is the most insidious ingredient bombarding our diet & our bodies at every meal; are poisons & should be avoided at all costs to prevent obesity & disease.
I came across an article today by an author who says he is a dietician specializing in diabetic diets. But under natural sweeteners he recommends agave nectar, honey, barley malt syrup, maple syrup, & sugar cane juice right along side stevia. No, no, no, no, no.
Stevia, like ZSweet® (erythritol), is an all natural zero calorie, zero glycemic sweetener. Caloric sweeteners & sugar substitutes with a glycemic impact should not be grouped with Stevia or ZSweet® as if we're comparing apples to apples. It misleads the consumer into thinking they're all the same & can be consumed without monitoring calories or GI. Those other sweeteners may be all natural, but they are not the safest option for people with diabetes & responsible authors should publish nutrition values for their readers, especially diabetic readers, when making recommendations.