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    Quote 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.

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    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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    Quote 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BennettC View Post
    sugar=poison
    Now THAT is fair and balanced.
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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    sure honey is more natural, but sugar is sugar. its also high in fructose. glucose and fructose are both DEADLY!
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    Quote 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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