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Cutting through the hype regarding the LUCUMA powder. Some websites sell it as a sugar substitute but it is really not sweet enough. The company website lists it as an alternative sweetener, but includes this info:
"Lucuma has a unique taste and tends to enhance or compliment other flavors when mixed. You could consider it more of a unique flavoring rather than a sweetener."
I added some to my tea...it turned it a muddy tan. I still needed to add Splenda, which I was hoping to use less of. I do like it in my non-fat plain yogurt, which I sweeten and flavor myself.
If you are interested in learning more about this mild, slightly fruity powder, you can learn more here: Navitas Naturals/Lucuma Powder
If you decide to buy some, I found the best price here: Swanson Vitamins/Lucuma Powder.
I have been working on getting more sugar out of my life. It's a struggle. Some things I love do have some sugar. I'm limiting them. I'm making sure my carbs are complex, as my doctor recommended. I do need to loose some weight, though I don't know how much because I don't have a scale. (note to self---buy one). After my surgery I could hardly eat for a month. I was skinny. I looked sunken and frail. Then I got my appetite back but my hair started falling out. I had no energy and I was sad all the time. The stronger thyroid meds kicked me back to normal, except I was still eating, and eating. In a way I was hoping my face would plump up. It didn't. Only my stomach got fat. Oh well. Back to loosing weight. I'm also forcing myself to work out with my weights (one pound each). I have to keep kicking myself. My hubby works long hours, 12 hour days alone are boring.
We are in a "perpetual late fall" here for awhile. Hubby is off tomorrow. Yay! We are doing things together all day.