I do much the same- seltzer water with stevia, coffee with stevia. From everything I've read, they say no... so I'm going with no.
If I sip iced herbal tea (not green tea), which I sweeten with stevia, on and off all afternoon will this cause an insulin response? Is this like snacking all afternoon?
Thanking you all in advance for feedback (everyone has been so helpful!).
I just made an iced batch of Celestial Seasonings herbal tea - Bengal Spice, which is:
Natural spice and vanilla flavors with other natural flavors (only iffy ingredient as far as I can tell)
Maybe I'm super sensitive from avoiding sugar, but it tastes super sweet (really good!) without adding anything. Yeah, a little concerned with the "flavors" ingredient(s), but on the bright side, the package says it's gluten free and caffeine free.
Not if you only very lightly sweeten with stevia, but a lot of sweet taste from any source can raise insulin. It is best to learn to do without sweet taste.
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