We've all been raised on sweet flavored everything beginning at childhood. So it's no surprise we crave sweetness in everything especially in our drinks.
I've tried lots of sweeteners
for my drinks, whether cold or hot, but I have found the herb, Stevia
is my favorite. It feeds my comfort of sweet but without elevation of my
sugar level or contributing toward overgrowth of sugar in the gut.
grown Stevia in my garden even in poor, base soil. It's leaves look
like basil but thinner and like mint, you tear/rub together, then drop
leaves in your drink, flavoring it. This is my first option of format,
but sometimes not so convenient. Liquid Stevia dissolves well and keeps
I've yet to find a powdered version that
dissolves well in liquids. Be careful, some "Stevia mixtures" include
chemicals and preservatives in their ingredients which defeat the
purpose of staying with non-toxicc herbs. Also, some "non sugar" or
"calorie free" natural sweeteners have "alcohol syrups" which raise
blood sugar faster and higher than many other sugar sources since they
are so quickly absorbed by the body.
Good luck on your wellness adventure....