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  • #16
    Raw, unfiltered honey has some health benefits--it's antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and if you get local honey, it might help with pollen allergies.

    There may be some vitamins or minerals in your sweetener, but you didn't post any nutrient information. If there are (or even if there aren't), I see no reason not to use small amounts occasionally.

    80/20%, your choice.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Lukey View Post
      Exactly, all i was asking was people's opinion on the sweetener and i get strings of comments about weight gain, insulin, blah blah. As if using 5g of a sweetener will do anything.
      It seems like you've already formulated your own opinions on the matter and won't be changing your mind.

      So... You asked us why?
      "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
        It seems like you've already formulated your own opinions on the matter and won't be changing your mind.

        So... You asked us why?
        I was asking for opinions on the nutritional effects of the sweetener, but everybody just started posting about weight gain and over-eating. I should have specified i wasn't worried about weight gain or looking to lose weight, but it just seems like this forum is entirely based around weight loss which gets to me. I wanted to know if using this sweetner would be unhealthy due to the ingredients etc, which only Goldie has actually answered.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Lukey View Post
          I was asking for opinions on the nutritional effects of the sweetener, but everybody just started posting about weight gain and over-eating. I should have specified i wasn't worried about weight gain or looking to lose weight, but it just seems like this forum is entirely based around weight loss which gets to me. I wanted to know if using this sweetner would be unhealthy due to the ingredients etc, which only Goldie has actually answered.
          We'd have to be able to look at the nutrition label and determine what (if any at all), nutrition content it has beyond the calories from fructose. Without that information, it's hard to make a judgement (or at least a very accurate one).
          "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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          • #20
            It only lists the ingredients as apple extract, grape extract and carob extract, nothing else.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Lukey View Post
              It only lists the ingredients as apple extract, grape extract and carob extract, nothing else.
              That tells us nothing useful about the nutritient contempt of the food. Is it pure fructose? If it is, I'd advise against consuming it for it has no redeemable value except that 40% concentration of liquid carbs.

              On the other hand, if it has some redeemable nutrient quality, then ot is at least a better choice that straight sugar or even worse, agave nectar. This is why people often choose to consume honey over many other sweetener options, because it can be said to have SOME health benefit, even if this is an arguably minor effect.
              "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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              • #22
                I guess it depends how often you use it. If its only once in a while and you stick to one serving size I don't really see that it's a big deal. I don't really care for sweet things so i just try to avoid the issue altogether. I do use Splenda and Stevia in my coffee sometimes, but that's about it. Less the occasional cheat...

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                • #23
                  sugar=poison
                  Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Lukey View Post
                    I was really looking for opinions on the health side of things, not weight loss. .
                    When your ORIGINAL post just asks for "your opinion" without specifying what type of opinion, don't act so surprised if you get all types of opinions.

                    But to answer your question:
                    1. You won't be using enough to get any significant nutrition out of it.
                    2. If you can handle 4 g of sugar well hell just cut down on sugar somewhere else and call it a day. You don't need to ask permission from strangers on a website.
                    3. Sounds like you've made up your mind anyway, so it's a moot point.
                    5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by BennettC View Post
                      sugar=poison
                      Now THAT is fair and balanced.
                      Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                      Griff's cholesterol primer
                      5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                      Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                      TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                      bloodorchid is always right

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by oxide View Post
                        When your ORIGINAL post just asks for "your opinion" without specifying what type of opinion, don't act so surprised if you get all types of opinions.

                        But to answer your question:
                        1. You won't be using enough to get any significant nutrition out of it.
                        2. If you can handle 4 g of sugar well hell just cut down on sugar somewhere else and call it a day. You don't need to ask permission from strangers on a website.
                        3. Sounds like you've made up your mind anyway, so it's a moot point.
                        Yes, i agree, which is why i said i should have specified. But i wasn't asking strangers if i could consume 4g of sugar, i was asking their opinion on the nutrition of the syrup. And i haven't made up my mind, i am strongly considering not eating it now.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
                          That tells us nothing useful about the nutritient contempt of the food. Is it pure fructose? If it is, I'd advise against consuming it for it has no redeemable value except that 40% concentration of liquid carbs.

                          On the other hand, if it has some redeemable nutrient quality, then ot is at least a better choice that straight sugar or even worse, agave nectar. This is why people often choose to consume honey over many other sweetener options, because it can be said to have SOME health benefit, even if this is an arguably minor effect.
                          Yea i agree, Honey is probably better.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Lukey View Post
                            Hey there, i'm looking for some opinions on a syrup i bought. It's Sweet Freedom 100% natural fruit syrup. It's made from apples, grapes and carob extracts, and thats it. It's gluten and GMO free, and only 4 grams of carbs per 10g serving. What are your opinions on this as a sweetener for things?
                            16 calories per serving? You would have to be orthorexic to stress over that. Sugar is fine in moderation. When it's packed into everything you eat and drink like muesli bars and soda on top of a calorie surplus, then it becomes a problem

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                            • #29
                              sure honey is more natural, but sugar is sugar. its also high in fructose. glucose and fructose are both DEADLY!
                              Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                              Before and after pics
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                              Primal Sucess Story
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                              Primal Journal
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
                                16 calories per serving? You would have to be orthorexic to stress over that. Sugar is fine in moderation. When it's packed into everything you eat and drink like muesli bars and soda on top of a calorie surplus, then it becomes a problem
                                Yea thats what i thought but a lot of other people on this thread seem to think differently.

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