TheraSweet® – The Healthy Sweetener

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Posted on 24th April 2012 by admin in Super Health

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A recent story on CBS’ television newsmagazine 60 Minutes highlighted the wide-ranging negative health effects of sugar consumption. Unfortunately, conventional artificial sweeteners can be equally detrimental. One of the giant steps you can make toward Super Health is curbing sugar intake.

For those instances where we do want to sweeten our foods, Living Fuel developed Therasweet®, an all-natural, plant-sourced, low-glycemic alternative to table sugar and artificial sweeteners. Use delicious Therasweet in your morning coffee, afternoon tea, and your favorite recipes. Why is Therasweet a healthy alternative?

Xylitol is derived from natural, organic hardwood trees and has long-been used safely by diabetics and those carefully monitoring their blood sugar levels.

Tagatose is a naturally occurring low-glycemic sweetener that has a minimal effect on blood glucose and insulin levels.

Micro-encapsulated probiotics assist in digestion and a healthy immune system; the same beneficial healthy bacteria (prebiotics and probiotics) that you find in yogurt, kefir, and other fermented foods.

In the featured video below, join Living Fuel founders KC and Monica Craichy to learn what Therasweet is, why you should add it to your pantry, and how to best enjoy it. Click on the graphic below to watch.



Audio Transcript

KC: Welcome. This is KC and Monica Craichy, founders of Living Fuel, here to talk to you about TheraSweet, therapeutic sugar.

Monica: We’re going to talk about what is it made of, why do I need it and how do I use it. Let’s first talk about what it is made of.

KC: It is made of well known natural sweeteners, xylitol, hardwood xylitol, tagatose, which is found in sweet potatoes and other vegetables. It is made of the amino acid, glycine, which is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body and probiotics, micro-encapsulated probiotics. So, this is a prebiotic and probiotic sweetener that basically looks and tastes like sugar and has essentially the same effect without a glycemic, it’s a very minimally low glycemic response.

Monica: So, this is good for diabetics.

KC: Excellent for diabetics, but as we’ve talked many times, everyone should eat as if they were a diabetic, not the way diabetics are trained to eat, but the way diabetics should eat which is a low glycemic response kind of way.

Monica: Why did you combine those ingredients into the therapeutic sugar, TheraSweet?

KC: They each have their own attributes of health benefits. The minimizing of dental care is of the xylitol, the tagatose being an extremely hypo- allergenic and the glycine having so many uses in the body, it’s a very abundant amino acid. These probiotics are basically, the same products we put into just about everything we do. Micro-encapsulated rhamnosus, bifido and acidophilus. One teaspoon of this therapeutic sweetener has approximately the probiotics of two cups of yogurt. The goal is to have something that people will use for pleasure that actually is good for them.

Monica: It is called TheraSweet and you’ve said it is therapeutic sugar. What makes this therapeutic for the body?

KC: Well, the fact that it is not spiking the sugar is obviously a big one. Secondly, the prebiotics and the probiotics for the gut health and then all the other benefits of these two sweeteners we just discussed make it something that is actually good for you. The way I use this product is sprinkling it on berries or something to that effect. I don’t use a lot of sweetener, but most people do. How do you use the product?

Monica: As KC mentioned, it has the same consistency as sugar. If I put it on a teaspoon and showed it to you, you would think it was sugar. I use it just like you would sugar. We can sweeten tea with it. Like you said, we put it on berries, on yogurt, on trail mixes, on top of, maybe, salad if it is a fruity salad. You can use it like you would any regular sugar. We even have people who bake with it. So, it is really very versatile.

KC: We want to caution you, though. You don’t start by making a super sweet lemonade with TheraSweet because you have to get used to this level of gut nutrients. So, smaller amounts to start with.

Monica: It will help clean you out, right? I remember the kids had a lemonade stand and they used a jar of our TheraSweet, and when I found out after they’d sold all their lemonade, I was a little concerned about the neighbors, but I guess they were all cleaned out that night.

KC: Just take your time and build up slowly. Sprinkling it on berries is a great way to start, or on whatever that you want to sweeten up.

Monica: I’ve even heard you say, too, that you can even brush your teeth with it.

KC: Actually, you can. Some of our kids have done that. Because of the positive aspects, of some of the sweeteners here.

Monica: I guess you could use it as a gargle, too. Put it in a little water and swish it around in your mouth for that same effect, right?

KC: I just really don’t want to start developing a sweet tooth, so use it how you would use sugar, and you’ll be better off for doing it. Hope that was helpful to you. God bless you and have a great day!

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