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I have a friend who is diabetic, and drinks alot of diet soda. we were discussing aspartame today, and he is willing to cut it out of his diet if I can find alternatives for him.<br><br><br><br>
Any suggestions?<br><br><br><br>
thank you!<br><br><br><br>
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I do know that Diet Rite soda is made with splenda he may want to give that a try. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Sorry to say it but I don't think there is any artificial sweetener that is safe to use, even splenda has issues, you can just google it and you will find lots of information about artificial stuff.<br><br>
If nothing else make your own lemonade and use stevia as sweetener, at least stevia is not a chemical, is extracted from a plant.<br><br>
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I'm not sure if it is right for your friend's needs but he might check into agave nectar. It's low glycemic and wonderfully sweet.
 

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doesn't have to be suggestions of other artificial sweeteners, but alternative things he could drink besides water.<br><br><br><br>
fruit juice is too high in sugars.. and he said he drinks diet sodas because if he only drank water he'd go nuts.<br><br><br><br>
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What about club soda? It's not just "plain" water and it does the trick for me when I try to stay away from diet coke...
 

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wow...yeah, drinking nothing but water would drive me crazy too and I'm having a hard time thinking of other things to drink.<br><br>
what about tea or coffee? or unsweetened ice tea?
 

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What about these?<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.knudsenjuices.com/products/category.aspx?groupID=12&categoryID=58" target="_blank">http://www.knudsenjuices.com/product...&categoryID=58</a><br><br><br><br>
They are fruit juice mixed with carbonated water, with no sweeteners added.
 

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What about these?<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.knudsenjuices.com/products/category.aspx?groupID=12&categoryID=58" target="_blank">http://www.knudsenjuices.com/product...&categoryID=58</a><br><br><br><br>
They are fruit juice mixed with carbonated water, with no sweeteners added.</div>
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Those are still high in sugar. Fruit juice has a ton of sugar!<br><br><br><br>
Other than flavoured seltzer water (the kind that doesn't contain any sweetener), I can't think of a non-artificially (or naturally) sweetened carbonated beverage.
 

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Hibiscus flower tea --and other herbal teas. I don't usually add sugar, but if your friend wants it sweet, just a touch of agave nectar will do it. But freshly brewed hibiscus flower (with the dried flowers) is my favorite. I brew up a quart or two over the weekend and take it into work.
 

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Avoid anything with aspartame................................... unless you want to fry your cerebellum!!!!!!
 

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There are a lot of lightly sweetened iced teas out there. Check the beverage aisles of your local grocer, target, whole foods, etc. Just make sure to read the labels, you'll find everything from the super sugared teas to the artificially sweetened teas, to the natural light teas.<br><br><br><br>
One of my favorites is Honest Tea's Peach Oo-La-Long.<br><br><a href="http://honesttea.com/page.php?id=68&subid=69" target="_blank">http://honesttea.com/page.php?id=68&subid=69</a><br><br><br><br>
The Republic of Tea also looks promising (and is usually way cheaper in stores than the prices off their site).<br><br><a href="http://www.republicoftea.com/templates/directory.asp?navID=65" target="_blank">http://www.republicoftea.com/templat...y.asp?navID=65</a>
 

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I don't know how much sugar is in ginger ale. When I was a kid, my grandma used to mix small amounts of juices like cranberry with some ginger ale. I just loved it. I'm thinking of doing the same for my kids. We really try to stay away from sugar. Also, there are some brands of lightly flavored/sweetened with sugar waters out there. And there isn't much sugar in them at all. I did find one brand I liked, but now I can't remember what it was. I'll try to remember to look when I go to the store tomorrow.<br><br><br><br>
Oh, and I second the idea for flavored herbal teas. Your friend might be able to stand unflavored iced teas made with those flavored teas. Also, squeezing a fresh lime in ice cold water is yummy.
 

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Sorry to say it but I don't think there is any artificial sweetener that is safe to use, even splenda has issues, you can just google it and you will find lots of information about artificial stuff.<br><br>
If nothing else make your own lemonade and use stevia as sweetener, at least stevia is not a chemical, is extracted from a plant.<br><br>
Hope this help</div>
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Sorry to nit pick, but plant extract is a chemical...<br><br><br><br>
I personally won't touch processed sugar or aspartame. unprocessed sugar is still not up their for me...<br><br><br><br>
I think the jury is still out on Sucralose (the sweet in Splenda (TM)).<br><br>
I haven't read anything definitive one way or the other.<br><br><br><br>
Check this, fair and informative:<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucralose" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucralose</a>
 

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I found that water I was talking about. It's called Glaceau Fruit Water. That brand also has what they call "Vitamin Water" which I did not look at nor have I tried. Anyway, the Fruit Water is 20 oz, and has 5g of sugar (per serving?) or for the whole bottle, I'm not really sure. Anyway; that is a lot better than the 26-27 or so grams of sugar for a serving of regular non diet soda.<br><br><br><br>
Here is a link so you can see what the bottle looks like (of course there are different flavors and colors. The main website is <a href="http://www.glaceau.com" target="_blank">www.glaceau.com</a> but for some reason my computer wouldn't bring it up today.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://store.drsoda.com/frwagr.html" target="_blank">http://store.drsoda.com/frwagr.html</a>
 

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The Glaceau waters are excellent! My fave is the dragonfruit Vitamin water, which has 13g of sugar (fructose), a considerable amount better than soda. I don't know much about the diabetic diet, so perhaps these are ruled out, but there is another type of water called Fruit2O that is pretty good. It is flavored (uncarbonated) water, but I don't have any figures on it.<br><br><br><br>
The Glaceau website has a lot of information about the ingredients of their products, which is also a plus. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:"><br><br><br><br>
And with all the suggestions about agave nectar, I'm just going to have to try it. :p
 
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