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      #47267 - 03/01/04 07:07 AM

Reged: 03/01/04
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Hi everyone,

Just wondering if anyone has ever tried Stevia. I know we're not suppose to have artificial sweeteners. I bought this in the health food store, and it does say it has:

475 mg. of Frutafit Inulin Fiber
Stevia Leaf Extract 25 mg.

Heather, this diet is wonderful. It's helped me so much.


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Re: Stevia new
      #47286 - 03/01/04 09:18 AM

Reged: 06/18/03
Posts: 105
Loc: Brooklyn, NY

Hi Christine,

I've tried Stevia and it's ok to use, just use it sparingly as it is sweeter than sugar.


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There's inulin in there, and just plain stevia would be better... new
      #47307 - 03/01/04 11:28 AM

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Loc: Seattle, WA

Inulin is a soluble fiber but it is very likely to cause bloating and gas (I think it's worse than psyllium). Just plain stevia would be fine - it's a plant, not an artificial sweetener, and should be perfectly okay for IBS. You should be able to get the plain stuff in the bulk herb/spice section of a health food store.

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      #47312 - 03/01/04 11:40 AM

Reged: 11/23/03
Posts: 69
Loc: Virginia

Thanks goodness! I have been using Stevia for quite sometime with no problem, but I bought a new brand. It has in Inulin. I have been EXTRA (like I swallowed a watermelon whole) bloated and gassy the last few days. I suppose that could be why. I was going nutty trying to firgure out what I did.

Thanks for posting the question!

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      #47323 - 03/01/04 01:03 PM

Reged: 02/23/04
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Loc: Toronto, Ontario

stevia is a great substitute for sugar. my sister can't have sugar and she uses Stevia. It's excelllent to cook with and in your tea.

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      #47426 - 03/02/04 07:16 AM

Reged: 01/13/04
Posts: 28
Loc: Texas, Houston

I love Stevia! I buy it in liquid form. The ingredient list: Purified water, pure Stevia Leaf extract, & grapefruit seed extract.

"I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work." Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

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