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Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2016-06-04
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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sweetener list. Subsequent to this blog post, allulose was added, and
erythritol was suspended.
Here’s an interesting comparison I did in my kitchen.
In the Wheat Belly lifestyle, we occasionally desire
non-wheat, non-grain snacks, desserts, and treats made without sugar or other
unhealthy sweeteners. We therefore reach for natural non- or minimally nutritive
sweeteners that allow us to have, for example, a cookie or slice of cheesecake
without problems of tooth decay, high blood sugars, inflammation, or any of the
other health problems accompanied by foods made with grains and sugar. This
allows you to entertain friends, serve treats to kids and grandkids, and enjoy
holidays without destroying health.
But such sweeteners can be pricey. So I did this comparison.
Shown in the photo is the amount of sweetener required to yield the equivalent
sweetening power of one tablespoon of table sugar, shown at the
far left. Below each little pile of one tablespoon-equivalent sweetener is the
cost per tablespoon (based on the retail price I paid at a
local Milwaukee grocer that carried every sweetener shown, thereby eliminating
differences based on varying markups at different stores—the store for
anyone in Wisconsin is the Woodmans’ employee-owned chain with an
incredible selection of sweeteners and other foods).
Some conclusions can therefore reached by this simple exercise:
Of course, you may mix your sweeteners in ways that avoid,
for instance, the metallic aftertaste of stevia preparations. You may therefore
combine some stevia with Virtue, or stevia with erythritol, to obtain sweetness
with less prominent aftertaste.
I did this comparison because Gary Miller of Wheat-Free Market expressed concern
that, despite formulating the Virtue Sweetener for concentrated sweetness
and value, many people did not recognize the cost advantages. Well, here you
see it in play daylight: the unique monkfruit + erythritol mixture
of the Virtue Sweetener means you can make delicious wheat-, grain-,
sugar-free and healthy Wheat Belly dishes at just a tiny bit greater cost
than using conventional sugar.