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Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide

Scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol

Thursday, June 05, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger… 897 more words

Low-carb, grain-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

I was craving some chocolate chip cookies, but of course, did not want to break my gluten free low-carb eating regime, so I hunted around the Internet and found a recipe that seemed straightforward and easy enough to adapt to suit my preferences. 289 more words

Calorie Free Sweetener From Straw

Researchers from the Vienna University of Technology have developed a new cheap method to produce erythritol, a calorie free sweetener, from straw with the help of mould fungi. 25 more words


Follow Friday: Fruit fly traps

A new friend on fitocracy (@tobywankenobe) shared this article about a sixth grader who may have discovered an insecticide by feeding sweeteners to fruit flies. He found that fruit flies died after eating Truvia (a stevia-based sweetener containing erythritol). 86 more words

The Deadliest Sweetener?

According to new research, erythritol, the sugar alcohol used in Truvia brand sweetener, is toxic…

…to fruit flies.

Researchers from Drexel University kept Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies in vials, each with an equal amount of either Truvia, Equal, Splenda, Sweet’N Low, or Pure Via, with sucrose or corn syrup serving as controls. 124 more words

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Trim Healthy Mama Sweet Blend

I really wanted to like this sweetener.  I wanted to LOVE it.  In fact, I started to love it before I even got it.  I dreamed of all the very low glycemic index foods & drinks I’d be able to enjoy while getting my health in order.   1,115 more words


Erythritol as a Sweetly Effective Insecticide

You may have heard around the web last week that your favorite no-calorie sweetener, Truvia, has the ability to reduce the lifespan of the Drosophila melanogaster… 714 more words