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Are stevia or xylitol safe sweeteners?

Are stevia or xylitol safe sweeteners?

Maybe.: Both products are advertised as coming from natural sources, so it would seem that they should be safe. They just haven't been used long enough yet to prove their safety. ...Read more

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Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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Is hydroxycut drink packets worse than coffee, tea or sodas?

Hydroxycut: Well, to put it gently, you are comparing bad (coffee & soda) to worse (hydroxycut). Hydroxycut was taken off the market at one point as a result of reports of liver problems, seizures, and rhabdomyolysis. It is an herbal supplement and therefore not regulated by the fda. Not that coffee and soda are good for you, but if i had to choose, i would pick that over hydroxycut. ...Read more

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Will energy drinks like sugar free rockstar stain teeth?

Will energy drinks like sugar free rockstar stain teeth?

Energy drinks: Almost all energy drinks, even the sugar free ones have all kinds of ingredients. I wouldn't worry about staining. I would worry about the acids in them that can contribute to tooth decay. I would also worry about all those 'extra' & unnecessary ingredients as well as why you need extra energy from a drink? Reconsider your life style\priorities. I drink bottled water, love it and know it's healthy. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to mix, alcohol with soda ( coca cola, sprite, etc.) coca cola with vodka? Or coca cola with rum?

Why is it bad to mix, alcohol with soda ( coca cola, sprite, etc.) coca cola with vodka? Or coca cola with rum?

Not good or bad: What's the legal drinking age in your part of canada? It's not good or bad to mix alcohol w/soda, but the carbonation gets the alcohol into your blood stream more quickly and can lead to more rapid intoxication? Be careful and don't drink and drive. ...Read more

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Are sugar alcohol sweeteners like erythritol and xylitol good?

Are sugar alcohol sweeteners like erythritol and xylitol good?

Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read more

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Is sparkling flavoured water alkaline?

Sparkling water: it is not, carbonated beverages are generally acidic ...Read more

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Could artificial sweetener cause sweet urine?

Could artificial sweetener cause sweet urine?

Sweet urine: I have no idea - never tasted it. There must be some reason you are asking this question. Let me know if you can. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much herbal tea containing artificial sweetener be harmful?

Can drinking too much herbal tea containing artificial sweetener be harmful?

Too much: Of anything can be a problem. I'm not worried about the sweetener, although some do. I don't know what's in the herbal tea and whether it could be harmful in large amounts. In fact, i don't even know what amount you're drinking, which makes it impossible to answer the question. Herbs can interact, however, with both prescription and otc medication in potentially harmful ways. ...Read more

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Is gatorade considered a sugar sweetened beverage?

Is gatorade considered a sugar sweetened beverage?

Yes: Even g-2, the low cal version of gatorade, has 5g of sugar per serving. Take care, . ...Read more

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Does zesta green tea contain caffeine?

Does zesta green tea contain caffeine?

Zesta Green Teas: In trying to review zesta pure green tea ; zesta blended green teas - there were no notations that the products were decaffeinated. Normally it will be noted if the product has been decaffeinated. ...Read more

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Is maltitol syrup unhealthy?

Is maltitol syrup unhealthy?

No: Maltitol is a disaccaride produced by hydrogenation of maltose. It is a low calorie sweetener. It causes less decay. It is more slowly absorbed than sucrose which make it more suitable in diabetic patents. ...Read more

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Is agave nectar a safe sugar substitute?

Is agave nectar a safe sugar substitute?

Yes: Just remember if you are diabetic, this may raise your blood glucose since it is a fruit. ...Read more