Truvia? March 24, 2009Posted by Michelle, with dignity in Uncategorized.
Years ago, while working in a Vitamin World, I was introduced to an all nature, no calorie sweetener derived from a plant native to South America. Stevia had one crazy aftertaste, and was usually sold in aqueous forms you could drop into your drinks. It was definitely sweet, but it had a horrid aftertaste, just like all the other zer0-calorie sweetners. So I never could like it.
I’ve tried to cut excess sugar out of my life several times, and each time I discovered that my headaches and migraines worsen as consumption of sugar substitutes is upped. So I quit with the artificial sweeteners for awhile. But, I know that lots of sugar is bad. I may not eat lots of sugary foods, but I like lots of carbs, so therefore I eat lots of sugar. Anyway to cut this down would be good.
So, I saw a commercial for Truvia, a new zer0-calorie sweetener derived from the Stevia plant that has been refined in a way that cuts down on the after taste, and in some double blind trials has not affected blood glucose levels and the FDA is finally approving it as a sweetener after years of claiming “There is no proof that it’s not safe”.
The fact that a plant that people eat in south america all the time is deemed unsafe by our government, but a molecule that is basically undigestable chlorine but tastes sweet (cough splenda cough) is safe….oh, FDA, how you puzzle me.
Anyway, so I have high hopes for Truvia.