Stevia Tastes Weird

I’m all about healthy eating now.  I’ve never been a fan of artificial sweetners, but not because of all the internet horror stories, even though that’s something to consider, but more because I wanted my tastebuds to appreciate natural sweet things.

If you reduce your sugar a lot, don’t have soda, don’t have candy too often, you’ll soon find the sweetness of fruits to be absolutely like candy.  Artificial sweetners just go counter to that idea because it always makes you crave that level of sweetness that’s comparable to sugar.

Enter Stevia, I couldn’t find one really negative article about it online.  There was some blog posts, but I didn’t agree with their theories, so, I was willing to give Stevia a try.  After all, I still use a small amount of sugar to sweeten tea, because I’m not that much of a health nut that I can just have tea with nothing in it.

I did my research, read the amazon reviews, and finally settled on some liquid Stevia.  I couldn’t wait for it to come in the mail.  I had this vision of something that tasted as good as sugar but at 0 calories and healthy.

I got it and added it to Seltzer, right, make my own soda pop, and I found out that Stevia tastes weird.  It had a sick sweetness and flavor to it that left an after taste that never seemed to go away.  I really wanted to like it, but it just tasted kind of weird to me.

So my opinion on artificial sweetners stand that I won’t use them.  I’d rather use the one teaspoon of sugar to sweeten my tea…because sugar tastes sweeter once you haven’t had it for awhile and a little goes a long way.

People will curse sugar’s existence, but sugar, once you greatly reduce it from your diet is alright to have in small quantities.  In fact I would go as far to say that I’d rather have fruit first, but if I had to choose between sugar and an artificial sweetner, I’d probably pick sugar everytime.

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