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larry mac

Member Since 04 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Apr 22 2015 04:34 PM
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In Topic: Artificial Sweetener

20 April 2015 - 09:57 AM

If I may, Id like to comment on this 9½ year old (until yesterday) thread. I'm not a food chemist, or expert, so this is just my opinion.

 

I don't use artificial sweeteners. Not because of any health concerns, but because they don't taste good to me. I just can't abide 'em. lol. However, I'm very fond of Truvia. This is not an artificial sweetener, it's an "alternative" sweetener. Yes, it's a processed product, but to one extent or another, so is sugar, agave nectar, molasses, etc. I can't stand any other stevia product, too bitter. But Truvia solves that problem. They extract only the palatable part of the steeped stevia leaves. Then blend with some sugar alcohols (which are also "natural"). The result being a processed, but not artificial sweetener. 

 

Walmart sells a similar, generic product with the same taste, as far as I can tell. But, I don't like it because it's a very fine powder. When  you pour it, you get that floating powder taste in your nose. Truvia has crystals about the same size as sugar.  

 

best regards, larry mac


In Topic: This Is Why Corn Causes Gluten Like Symptoms

28 March 2015 - 09:54 PM

Just my opinion, this is nonsense. There's no wheat, barley, or rye in corn. It's perfectly safe for Celiacs.

 

best regards, larry mac


In Topic: Cheerios Are Finally Going Gluten-Free - Celiac.com

01 March 2015 - 02:10 PM

Hallelujah! I buy Honey Nut Cheerios for my wife, and now I'll be able to eat them also! 

 

best regards, larry mac


In Topic: Making A gluten-free "cup Of Noodles"?

01 March 2015 - 02:06 PM

HEY!  I live in the SOUTH and it quite apparent, I have never skied.  But when we do get snow, everything game....if a microwave will slide, it's a sled. :D

lol !!!


In Topic: Dear World: Celiac Is More Than Just 'gluten-Free' - New Voices

01 March 2015 - 01:54 PM

I can't hardly fathom having Celiac AND Diabetes. Much less being a young student living apart from family. This person faces some huge challenges, and I wish them all the strength and luck possible!

 

best regards, larry mac