Mylot Members this discussion is about Sugar.what kind?

@marciascott (25557)
United States
February 14, 2007 10:38am CST
I use regular sugar, My husband is a diabetic so he use $weet and Low. I just run out of sugar I was eating some cereal, and discoverd that I had ran out of sugar, so I had to use his sugar. that suguar is so nasty. I can still taste it in my mouth. I am going to get some lemon and put a few drops in my mouth to get rid of the after taste. I hear you can put lemon it in diet pop, to keep from having a after taste. I hate diet anythng. I don't like the taste. how about you? which do you use? I use regular sugar. let me know what you use and what you cook them.
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• United States
15 Feb 07
I never use sugar..I use sweet n low or another generic brand of sweetner..Diabetes runs in our family..so I have opted to stay away from it..:)+
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I use regular sugar but, I am going to half to find some other kind of substitue sugar. somethng more nature.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I meant for My husband, How are you? fine I hope. +
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
i think your husband is using synthetic sugar like, equal or any other brand, that is subtitue to regular sugar. i only use regular sugar, the one we bought from the supermarket, canesugar, or sugarcane. i do not use any subtitue sugar as i read in news that it is bad for health, and it is carcinogenic because of asphartame. good day
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I didn't know that subtitue was not good I wonder what else could he use?
@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
15 Feb 07
He could use fructose which is fruit sugar. You can usually find it in your diet section of the grocery store. You can also find it in most health food stores and at diabetic specialty shops. I do not know where you live, but you can try places like Whole Foods, Central Market, Sugarless Delite (that store may just be local to me though), and you could search online. It is an all natural sweetner that for years was used to sweeten diabetic products. Baked goods made with it tend to be a bit chewier and not as sweet as normal baked good, but they are rather tasty. Also, many of the hard candies and chewy candies that are made special for diabetics are made with fructose. It's an option if you don't want to use artificial sweetners but don't want to use sugar/honey either.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
15 Feb 07
have you'l tryed spenda? I mean it tastes like sugar but it isok for diabetics
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
You are the third person that said that, It must be good, but not for me, I will get it for my husband.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 07
We just use the white caned sugar...Sometimes we use the brown sugar. and I guess honey is a good sweetener also and it is very healthy.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Canned sugar I don't think we have can sugar in the US. but yes honey is good, sweetner.
@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
15 Feb 07
I suppose canned sugar is plain refined sugar.
@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
15 Feb 07
You know I asked my mother about caned sugar and she laughed at me. She told me that unless your sugar says "beet sugar" all sugar is caned sugar. It comes from sugar canes! I went to the store just to see if she was right and guess what? She is. I buy Imperial Sugar for baking (I just cannot bring myself to use the Splenda blends for baking) and I never noticed that it actually says Imperial Sugar in big letters with Pure Cane Sugar under it in smaller letters. C&H is also Pure Cane Sugar. Isn't that funny? And brown sugar...it's just cane sugar with molasses added to it. The things you learn at mylot!
@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
15 Feb 07
I dislike sugar very much, so I often use honey as a replacement. I don't believe in artificial sugars at all, they are complete chemical toxins.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
that's what I use when I run out of sugar.
@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
15 Feb 07
Yes hopefully I don't run out of honey as well. Honey doesn't leave an intoxicating aftertaste.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Honey is good I like it in my tea with lemon. +
@andak2007 (3230)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
I use regular sugar also but have tried equal coz thats what my father is using(he is also diabetic) but i havent noticed any aftertaste. I still prefer the regular sugar coz those sweeteners that have no calorie contains chemicals that are supposed to be harmful to our body if used regularly?im not sure about this though but i have already told my fatther to refrain from using articifial sweeteners.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
What well he have he has to have something?
@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Provided that your father's blood sugar levels are kept within the healthy range, he can actually use regular sugar. He just need to use it sparingly and in moderation. I have noticed that it is a common misconception that being diabetic mean you can never have sugar again. If that were the case, diabetics could never eat again. The main thing is to keep your blood sugars in a healthy range. My doctor says that I can eat anything I want in moderation. If I want a regular soda, go a head, but don't drink more than a "normal, 8oz serving". You just have to change your eating habits to a more healthy lifestyle and you can enjoy everything just like everyone else.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
My son gave me some xylitol to try. It's a form of sugar but without the calories. It's the only one I can stand, but it's probably too expensive to use regularly. I tried Splenda because all the others taste bitter, and the Splenda leaves a strange sickly sweet taste.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
14 Feb 07
It does? now I am confused about what sugar to use for my husband, that's ok, I will stick with my own suguar. I don't like other sugars.
@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Splenda does sometimes leave an overly sweet taste. The directions for Splenda say to measure it out the same as sugar but if you do that you get that sickly sweet taste and sometimes a sickeningly sweet aftertaste. What I have discovered through trial and error is to measure it out at half the amount I would normally use of sugar. This tends to keep things from being too sweet and I don't that aftertaste. My husband can even go as low as 1/4 the amount that we would have used with regular sugar. You might try cutting the amount and see if that helps. Also, while I do not taste a difference in hot drinks, my husband claims that he can tell the difference between regular sugar and splenda when in hot drinks.
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@emarie (5455)
• United States
14 Feb 07
sweet and low isn't that great. i know it gives my husband migranes. he a diabetic too. and the thing that was really good was Splenda, that does taste like sugar, no after taste and the have a regular one and also one for baking, don't know the difference though. its supossed to be a whole lot better. we got some just for my husband to try and he liked it, the problem is is that its some what more expensive then regular sugar, but since you already buy 2 different types it shouldn't be that bad. just by a little (maybe even the small packet ones) and see if your husband likes it.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I will try that one for him. I like plain old generic. It is fine with me.
@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Hi, I am diabetic and I use Splenda. The difference in the different Splenda products is that the baking blends are actually half Splenda and half regular sugar. There is a brown sugar blend now too and it is half Splenda and half brown sugar. The reason for the blends is that in some recipes sugar is used only to sweeten and for those recipes you can use plain Splenda, but in others like cakes, sugar is also used for volume and in those you either need to use the Splenda blends or you don't get as much as the recipe is supposed to make. As for the expense, Splenda is kinda pricey, but WalMart has their own brand of Splenda now and it is about $2.50 less that the same amount of Splenda. The only problem is that it only comes in the large bag size. But if you are going to be using it regularly, it's probably better to buy the big one anyways.
• United States
24 Feb 07
I use regular sugar myself, I have tried the others but don't like them at all. We are a big sugar eating house so I always have a few bags on hand just in case we need it. Never tried the lemon with the diet soda pop, but I am not a diet anything so I don't know if I would try it, but thanks for sharing. Take care
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
2 Mar 07
that's what was told to me. thanks for input.
@stailgate (2364)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I use just reg. sugar also. I agree, most of anything that is diet is nasty if you are not used to it. My husband drinks diet pepsi and I drink reg. and he tries to tell me that they taste the same. yuk!!
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
24 Feb 07
You are right it is nasty. I don't like anything that is sugar free. or diet.
• United States
16 Feb 07
I use regular sugar. I think the effects of it are less harmful than the artifical ones.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
16 Feb 07
what will your husband use, since you said he is a Diabetic? everyone recommends Splenda
@rsrait (567)
• India
16 Feb 07
well friend i am daibetic and use the pill called sugar free its ok serve the purpose.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
16 Feb 07
you use a sugsr bpill. like a sugar cube? +
@cvarvell (1116)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I like splenda. I add it to my coffee, tea, water with some lemon,or whatever.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Ok I think I will start buying splenda for my husband. But only for him, sugar is for me. +
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
15 Feb 07
My husband is diabetic. I am not diabetic but I use artificial sweeteners. As you get older your body does not always metabolize sugar well. Stevia is my sweetener of choice. It has less of an aftertaste than other sweeteners. For years I was overweight. Finally a doctor diagnosed me as being insulin resistant. Altho I am not diabetic, the sugar was causing me to stay fat. When I cut the sugar, I lost the weight. Had I kept on the path I was on, I probably would have been a Type II diabetic. Cooking for a diabetic has improved my health also. You might consider that.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Ok. that would be good. I half to do this for My husband. it would also inprove my health.
@MGjhaud (20822)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
i used to put sugar in my coffee and i use the brown sugar cause i think its sweeter than the white one. my sister likes white i dont know why but whenever we do the grocery, i buy my own brown sugar. my sister use diet sugar sometimes but to it doesn't really matter if its diet or not. white and brown sugars have different taste but just a bit.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
You are right brown sugar and white sugar has a different taste. I like to use brown suar in my oatmeal. and when I am baking a pie.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I have used sweet and low for years so it tastes normal to me. Splenda is suppose to be the best without so much after taste. My mom is diabetic and she likes Splenda.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Ok. I hear more people say they use Splenda. so it must be good I will tell him to buy it.or I will buy it. for him I take regular sugar.
• United States
15 Feb 07
I use regular sugar or brown sugar. The regular white sugar is for my coffee and the brown sugar is mainly for cooking. I'm allergic to Equal sweetener and I just discovered it recently when I suffered a breakout of red spots and thickening of the lips/face. Thus, I'm also afraid of trying Sweet and Low because it might also give me allergies, just like Equal sweetener.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
You better be crful. is brown sugar better to cook with? I use it when I run out of sugar.
@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
15 Feb 07
My husband is a diabetic too. He does not use any kind of sugar. When I cook I use regular sugar. I also can not stand the taste of artificial sweetners. Did the lemon trick work?
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Yes it did help, I didn't have that after taste.
• United States
15 Feb 07
I use the regular sugar, and my hubby likes sugar in the raw, and if he cannot get that, he uses the light brown sugar. Then, when we have diabetics in the family over, we usually use splenda. I do not think that using any type of sugar that is for diabetics is healthy, plus, you should probably have only used half the packet, and so that you would not have that nasty taste behind. I would have rather put a drop of baking vanilla in my cereal, since it has sugar in it.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Ok, I never thought of that. but it is not as sweet. I have some honey I didn't think to put honey in my cereal.
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
15 Feb 07
None of us are diabetic but surely we still take care of our health. My husband is not fond of sugar and use tomato sauce or sweet soy sauce when cooking instead of sugar. I use two blocks of sugar for my tea and that's it. When it comes to dessert we take fruits instead of cakes, we do eat cakes but mostly in special occassions like today Valentine or Christmas.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
15 Feb 07
My father always told me you should use sugar in everything you cook. and I do. not alot just enough to taste. I know what you are saying though I don't like nothing that's to sweet, especially desserts.