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by 568 · April 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Leave it to Kresser to shake things up in the paleosphere! Apparently up to 20% (by weight!) of the food eaten by the Hazda during the wet season is pure honey! Just imagine how that translates to calorie percentage... And another tribe is... (more)

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Methodician 0 · April 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Just to stick with the devil's advocate role: Honey (especially darker honey) is chock full of antioxidants and other microniturients that won't show up in a simple nutrition report such as nutritiondata. Honey has some... (more)

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by 228 · October 02, 2013 at 3:17 AM

Seems like the healthiest sweetener possible seeing as it's anything but empty calories like most sweeteners with the exception of raw honey , but even raw honey wouldn't have nearly as many vitamins and antioxidants as grape juice concentrate.... (more)

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CallMeAmyT 0 · October 01, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Grape juice concentrate must be mainly fructose and fructose in many ways is worse than glucose. It is for example much stronger in building advanced glycation end products (AGAs), which are extremely health adverse. Fructose also promotes more... (more)

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by 723 · January 13, 2013 at 5:03 AM

I recently came across Nectresse, a natural sweetener made from the monk fruit, that supposedly has minimal effect on blood sugar. I don't know much about it, and I was wondering if there is anything harmful in it like there is in aspartame or... (more)

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Miriam 0 · January 13, 2013 at 5:03 AM

I wouldn't. It contains erythritol (a sugar alcohol), sugar and molassess along with the monk fruit extract. Pure stevia would be a better choice in my opinion.

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by 64 · January 12, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Okay.. Sugar. I'm totally baffled by this one and can't figure it out. I know I'm not supposed to have sugar and as far as food goes I'm okay with that. I just use 1 and a half teaspoons in a large cup of tea (I'm in love with earl grey tea and... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 11, 2013 at 4:47 PM

There are only two types of simple sugar: glucose and fructose (there's also galactose in milk, but our body immediate processes it into glucose so it's treated the same). Everything else is just a combination of the two in different amounts. ... (more)

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by 85 · January 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM

I have been fairly well committed to Paleo since mid November, but I wasn't feeling as awesome as it sounded like I could whenever I read the blogs that inspired me. I FINALLY cut out artificially sweetened drinks and BANG, that was the problem.... (more)

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Philippa 0 · January 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM

I got a soda stream for Christmas. Agree about the flavoring...they are gross! But I love a good squirt of lemon juice. My other fall back is Kombucha. Thinking about brewing my own!

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by 1260 · December 11, 2012 at 2:55 AM

http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/programs/ark_product_detail/boiled_cider_and_cider_jelly/ This seems to be a paleo-friendly, regional, and unique sweetener option. It also appears to have not been discussed here before (not surprising, given... (more)

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Varelse 0 · December 11, 2012 at 2:55 AM

I want. I'm totally making that. I have a canning itch that hasn't been scratched since I went Primal, and I need to hit that Ball jar rack.

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by 6218 · July 13, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Just curious if anyone has had this response to xylitol. Has your sense of sweetness been desensitized by continuing to use sweeteners? When you pull xylitol out do you notice almost everything including veggies like tomatoes and cabbages tastes... (more)

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syrahna 0 · July 13, 2012 at 5:11 AM

The only sweetener I use regularly is xylitol, and actually, things taste much sweeter now. I'm lacto-paleo, I suppose, and I'm starting to find sweet things much too sweet. Fruit is actually appealing now, and it never used to be. At least for... (more)

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by 589 · May 11, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Other than NO sweetener --rank the following based on how it will raise (or not raise) Blood sugar 1- being the best: Stevia Organic Brown Rice Syrup RAW Honey Coconut Crystal/Syrup Yacon Lo Han

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Annabird 0 · May 11, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Dates seem to be the most logical choice to me.

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by 1361 · June 06, 2011 at 11:18 PM

lucuma stevia leaf dates raw honey unsulphured black strap molasses raw maple syrup

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Jack_Kronk 0 · June 06, 2011 at 8:29 PM

most of the sweeteners you list are good, although I confess I don't know what lucuma is. obviously, with the options like honey, syrup, molasses... these are still high in sugar, and therefore should be treated accordingly. I use pure stevia... (more)

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by 22684 · February 09, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Anyone know anything about Coconut Nectar? I found it while ordering some Coconut Aminos (a soy-free soysauce alternative that Melissa blogged about on HuntGatherLove.com.) Edit: bad numbers, deleted, and in light of the correct numbers, I... (more)

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Dexter 0 · February 09, 2011 at 11:47 AM

I would like to know what the affect is 1 hour post prandial on blood glucose. Dr Davis has a post regarding what the affect is of any food and blood glucose..... posted yesterday. http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/glucomania.html (more)