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Sugar and Stevia

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by rubbish heap, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. rubbish heap

    rubbish heap 12oz Senior Member

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    Sugar and Stevia

    Discussion started by rubbish heap - Jul 19, 2005

    First of all, I apologize for the long post. If you just want to know what stevia is, scroll down to the orange text below. Otherwise read on...

    I don't really know what prompted me to try to become healthier recently, maybe it was the last trip to the dentist when I was told that I had 12 cavities (all my life I've had relatively perfect teeth). But yeah, I've been focusing alot on nutrition and alternative health and shit like that lately, and maybe you guys know a couple things or are interested in that sort of thing, so naturally I decided to make a thread about it.

    So anyways, I thought I'd share a couple things I've researched.

    Most people know sugar is bad for you but a lot of them don't realize how much they're consuming daily. You know when you go to a restaurant like Denny's, and there's those little packets of sugar for your coffee? Each of those packages is one gram. When you drink a can of Coke it's exactly the same pouring THIRTY NINE of those packages into a bottle of carbonated water. Obviously you'd never pour 39 of those into your coffee. But yeah, that illustrates the point I'm trying to make.

    So yeah, sugar is addictive. Try going a day eating celery, water, rice and shit like that, see if you don't have cravings.

    So yeah that illustrates how sugar is bad for you as well.

    But there's a really fucking good alternative to sugar: Stevia.

    Stevia is this herb that they use to sweeten half of the things in Japan. It's 250-300 times sweeter than sugar, promotes weight loss, prevents diabetes, promotes healthy teeth and gums, and a whole lot of other shit that sugar doesn't. The only con I've noticed is that if you use too much it can have a licorice like aftertaste but I'm not even noticing that anymore.

    So basically I've stopped adding sugar to my coffee's and tea's, and add stevia now instead. Besides coffee and tea, water and milk are the only other things I really drink daily. But yeah, it's a good start and I'm feeling better already. So does anyone else know / use this shit / what do you think about it?
     
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    Abracadabra - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    hippy
     
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  3. rubbish heap

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    rubbish heap - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    true day nigga

    my citys full of em
     
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  4. why write?

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    why write? - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    I LICK MY FINGER AND DIP IT IN THE SUGAR MORE THEN ONCE AT A TIME!!!
     
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    wAndEreR - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    AND 1 AND 2 AND 3 AND 4 AND GET THEM SIT UPZ RIGHT N TUCK YOUR TUMMY TIGHT AND DO YOUR CRUNCHEZ LIKE THIS..GIVE HEAD STOP BREATHE GET UP CHEK YOUR WEAVE
     
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  6. rubbish heap

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    rubbish heap - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    pulled the same shit when i was 6/
     
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    rubbish heap - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    anyways yeah mods, maybe this should be in cross fire?
     
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    DiptInButter - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    DAMN, 39 GRAMS!!!!! fuck drinking soda, from now on nothing but water and horchata for me
     
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    rental - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    apparently ampm sells horchata now. i was very surprised. mexican food joints takin over...
     
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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    interesting

    why was stevia banned?
     
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  11. imported_El Mamerro - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    Yup. About the same as a glass of orange juice.
     
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    Herbivore - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    i've been trying to eat healthier myself. i rarely ever eat anything sweet, but i eat (or used to eat) so much salt it was ridiculous. i'd have Mcdonalds 2-3 times a day during college and sausage/egg/cheese's from Dunkin Donuts every morning. luckily i had an amazing metabolism so i didn't gain a pound, but it did a number on my cholesterol and blood pressure. now i just need to start excercising because i'm starting to get a gut.
     
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    SteveAustin - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    this sounds like a god awful pickup line I'd use when I was six beers beyond my functioning drunk level.
     
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    TresOne - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    ^^ Hahahahha


    So does this Stevia stuff give your coffee or tea a wierd flavour? You mentioned something about a licorice aftertaste if you use too much..

    Might have to look into this shit - I'm eating far too much fucking sugar lately..
     
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    rubbish heap - Replied Jul 19, 2005

    http://www.stevia.net/seasonings.htm

    So basically the people behind aspartame (which tastes like shit anyways) were lobbying to get it off the market, stevia being a business threat.

    I've been drinking my tea's and coffee with stevia for 3 days now and I'm not noticing any weird flavor at all anymore; when I first tried the stuff I just ate it straight and that was the only time I really noticed that funny after taste. But I guess if you mix it up with other shit there's no aftertaste as long as you didn't put in way too much. It's kinda hard to over use the shit tho, it's so much sweeter than sugar so you use less in place of sugar.

    Just for reference I'm using a white extract which has more of the 'sweet' ingredients.
     
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