Stevia research (and all sweeteners)

  • Stevia research (and all sweeteners)

    Posted by Erica on March 22, 2023 at 7:42 pm

    Hey @Lyzabeth in the last coaching call you mentioned you were going to do some research on Stevia. I thought I’d share the research that came out just this past December (Dec 2022). The most recent research looks to show that all sweeteners, including Stevia, penetrate the gut’s microbiome. I looked up the scientist in this study and he’s indicating they are now going to go further with this research. My takeaway is I’m committed to reduce all sweeteners to protect my gut. It seems it’s in many things so I just try and avoid where practical and now never add for taste.

    https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/artificial-sweeteners-alter-gut-bacteria-in-humans-70395

    Interested in your thoughts after reading, and your research

    Lyzabeth replied 1 year ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Erica

    Member
    March 22, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    And this article is a good summary too of the recent research (includes Stevia)

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna46717

    @Lyzabeth

  • Lyzabeth

    Organizer
    March 28, 2023 at 7:43 pm

    Hey @Erica-W

    Thank you for sharing! Yes, I agree completely.

    I don’t ever use them in my cooking, but for the macros for the holistic reset, I tried adding a few drops of stevia to a shake. I also did some research and decided to remove that and keep the plan completely free of sweeteners of all kinds, with one tough exception… protein power.

    Maybe I’ll look up a vegan protein powder with no sweeteners so I can just add my own maple syrup/honey/or fruit to taste, within reason… I wonder if this exists?

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