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Couple of Questions for Folks who watch their Blood Glucose: Sweetener and Fruit

pinehurst | Feb 27, 201406:58 AM

Hi All,

As you know, my H's best friend (next to the dog and moi) is his meter. i have a couple of questions before I invest any supermarket moola.

First, one on sweeteners. I've read that agave syrup and the new(ish) monkfruit sweetener tout themselves as having a lower glycemic index than sugar. I know "natural-is-better" is generally not the rule when it comes to diabetics and sweeteners, but I wanted to know if either product was worth a glance for using in say, cheesecake that I'd make for the spring holidays.

Secondly--my H misses fruit terribly. He was a pack-an-apple, or a pear, in the lunch box guy. Can any of you give me ideas as to what to pack that might be a sub? I do nice dill pickles, olives, etc, but those are more savory, of course. Cherry tomatoes? Bell pepper strips? I am so out of ideas. Blah. I think the winter deadened my creativity.

Thank you!

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