I have been experimenting with stevia, monk fruit and erythritol sweeteners. I pay close attention to how any sweetener affects my teeth. There is little study on effects of these sweeteners on our teeth and health in general.
I tried a sweetener with stevia and erythritol and I don’t feel it affects my teeth as much as sweeteners with monk fruit. I don’t want anymore cavities, that’s why I did the research into how to prevent further tooth decay.
You can take a look on my research page and watch a couple videos how to prevent problems with your teeth, here. So far, the doctor’s advice is working for me. And, as far as I can see, you won’t hear it anywhere else.
I also tested a sweetener with stevia, monk fruit and erythritol all together. I don’t trust that it won’t cause problems with my teeth in the future. Anyway, there isn’t enough research to convince me using these is healthy or not.
‘I know that the bacteria that hurts our teeth feeds on sugar. I personally rely on how something I eat makes me feel more than believing tests, which may be biased research’ ~ your author
So, what I am going to do is order pure stevia and try that with my coffee. Yes, I am drinking coffee and green Japanese tea. I usually drink one cup of coffee every day. It’s a ‘repeat’. I decided to drink it again. I don’t want to have even the least speck of doubt before I give anything up for good!
I thought coffee was causing me heart palpitations, but discovered later when I stopped using white sugar (even sugar in the raw, raw honey or agave nectar) I didn’t get any more. I surely didn’t expect that. I was positive it was the ‘extra caffeine’ in coffee causing it. I keep sugar out of my diet, except for an occasional square of 90% chocolate.
All alternative sweeteners I have used in the past leave a taste of bitterness in my mouth. I don’t like that lingering aftertaste at all. But, more importantly, I don’t want cavities. I can live with coffee having only creamer. I do drink my Japanese green tea without sweetener and that is fine.
‘Monk fruit is a fruit and erythritol is derived from grapes, pears and/or corn. To me, this means sugar from fruits and fructose from the corn. But, stevia is from a leaf. So, this will be my choice or likely nothing at all…’ ~ your author
Funny, how when you use substitutes and you are left with the ‘feeling’ something isn’t quite right and you find out later on the ‘real thing’ proves to be the ‘best of the bad’. But, you never know until a future date any serious side effects until more testing has been done.
Therefore, be careful. You only have one body. You never know what something you use will do to you in the future. If you are old enough, you will remember, saccharin. It was believed to possibly cause bladder cancer! [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1637197/].
Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1637197/
Website Title Environmental health perspectives
Publication Month August
Publication Year 1978
Access Day 26
Access Month march
Access Year 2020
Article Title Carcinogenicity of saccharin
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.