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Has anyone tried Stevia?

Hi has anyone on the forum tried Stevia as a sugar substitute. I have very low tolerance to sugar (diarrhoea) and wonder if this may be an option for me. TIA

  1. Hi , we have this article about sugar alcohols that might interest you:, it mentions stevia as an IBS-friendly alternative for artificial sweeteners. However, according to the article, regular sugar should also be fine (or at least Low FODMAP), but it obviously isn't for you. I have found other forums but the people who tolerate stevia often also tolerate sugar.
    Maybe you could try a very small quantity and see how it goes for you?
    Hopefully, other community members will chime in soon and share their experiences with you as well.
    Wishing you all the best, Karina (team member)

    1. thank you for your reply. I believe I ate too much sugar ( home made cake) as I have been able to eat a little sugar in the past. Still I will try Stevia and let you know how I get on. Thanks again.

    2. I really hope it works for you! Not being able to eat sugar is very hard. Please let us know how it goes. All the best, Karina (team member)

  2. Hi Yvonne, I found Stevia upset my stomach, it gave me griping pains and general bloating. I have heard some people are sensitive to it, albeit a natural product. However there are a lot of people who don't have problems with it. I suppose it's a case of trying it and seeing what happens. Cheers.

    1. thanks for your reply. I am unsure about Stevia, but I think I will not be using it again. Have had a few problems with it, so back to sugar it is for me, though very small amounts as too much acts like an enema on my system. Sorry for the overshare, had to get it out there as maybe others on here may have similar experience.

    2. I'm sorry it didn't seem to work for you. Limiting sugar is hard, especially this time of year... Wishing you all the best, Karina (team member)

  3. Hello I don't have problems with sugar however I can't eat or drink anything with sweetners in it because I'm a migraine headache person so anything with that in it makes me sick as a dog !❤

    1. hi, I don't suffer with migraines but you have my sympathy. I too cannot tolerate artificial sweeteners. So will just take minimum amount of sugar. Thanks for your input.

    2. Artificial sweeteners are the worst for me, too! I don't think I get headaches from them, but my digestive system cannot tolerate them at all. I hope you're feeling well today and are having minimal symptoms. All the best Karina (team member)

  4. Thanks everyone once you learn your triggers you read more about what is in your food because you would be surprised at the stuff is in the food that you eat like for example red food coloring now that gives me the runs and I headache it's a pain in the butt!

    1. That's so true, I never used to read the ingredients lists and now I always do. Simply choosing foods with fewer ingredients already helps so much as it limits the risk of one of them being a trigger. I don't have any personal experience with red foood coloring, but I've recently read that some of them are supposed to be carcinogenic, so I now always pay attention to food coloring in general... Karina (team member)

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