Link Love Week: Truvia Zero-Calorie Sweetener. How Natural And Safe Is It?
Posted Feb 03 2009 11:23pm
We’re always looking for ways to cut calories and for a lot of people it’s cutting sugars. Some drink Diet soft drinks while others sweeten their coffee with Sweet’N Low. No matter what you use, there is always someone over your shoulder telling that it’s not good for you. You might even have one of those little angels on your shoulder telling you not to use artificial sweetener.
There is always the question as to what is safe and exactly what is not. They say sugar alcohols or sucrolose are safe but still have side effects. Aspartame has been under scrutiny for a long time, saying that it can cause DNA damage. Saccharine is said to cause cancer, but in 2000 they stopped putting warnings about it’s possible carcinogenic effects on product labels.
So is there a truly safe sugar alternative? Mark’s Daily Apple goes in the detail on Truvia, a sweetener made from the Stevia Leaf, sometimes referred to as “Sweet leaf”, and not the kind Ozzy Osbourne sings about in the Black Sabbath song of the same name.