Now, it’s fine to develop as similar sweetener but where it gets sticky (no pun intended) is calling it “Walmart’s brand of Splenda.” That clearly implies they are selling a product that’s the same as Splenda, but doing so infringes on Splenda’s trademark since the public would be confused thinking they are getting the same thing. at least that’s the way I’d interpret it.
Time will tell what the court’s say or don’t on the issue. Walmart intends to roll out their version of Splenda in their version called “Altern.” What kind of a dopey name is Altern? Oh, I get it; alternative.
Instead think of reducing calories in your baked goods for instance.
Rule No. 1 is you still eat the same amount, so if you would have eaten two pieces of pie before, you still eat two pieces of pie now but now you’re getting half the calories you used to waste on just the sugar. That’s cool. If you use “low calorie” or “no calorie” on the label as an excuse to pig out, then sorry, that’s not going to work.
I wrote briefly about my discovery of ZSweet(TM) and spoke with Tim Avila, creator of Zsweet(TM)? and chief executive officer of Ventana Health Inc. Avila explained that ZSweet(TM) is different from other alternative sweeteners in that it does not chemically alter ingredients (Splenda is chemically altered), and does not use any herbal extracts, dietary supplements or other fillers. Their website states: “Zsweet(TM) is a blend of Erythritol, a natural sugar alcohol, and food extracts commonly found in fruits and vegetables.”
ZSweet(TM) more closely resembles sugar and tastes sweeter, with no weird after taste or chemically taste some experience with Splenda and other sweeteners. Avila also brought up an interesting, yet still unproven side effect: Zsweet(TM) reduces appetite! Clinical studies are ongoing, but that would be very exciting indeed, since most alternative sweeteners are associated with an increased appetite. Stay tuned for more on that!
I’m going to get more as soon as it comes to market and start switching out half my sugar for ZSweet. For more information or to order a sample, visit ZSweet.com.
They are presently targeting Asia as there isn’t enough heart disease there as of yet I suppose. They suggest cheese is a good source of protein but they don’t mention the calories, fat or whatever else this swell new snack food contains. I searched and couldn’t find an ingredient list, so I don’t know if they sweeten Chesdale chocolate cheese slices, but I’d be willing to bet they do, else they’d taste horrible.
I don’t see any way to get a sample so can’t say for sure. If you’ve tried Chesdale Chocolate Cheese, please let me know.
Here’s one news report from Nutra USA talking about Chesdale Chocolate Cheese.
Eat More Locally Grow Food
The Farmer’s Market Diet means eating more fresh produce, preferably what is grown locally. Common sense tells me that a carrot pulled from the ground and eaten within hours would be more nutritious than one harvested and shipped halfway around the world.
Adam Drewnowski, Ph.D., director of the nutritional science program at the University of Washington, in Seattle said, “I see every cancer specialist in Seattle at the farmer’s market each week. That should tell you something.”
Here in Vancouver, Washington we have a very nice Farmers Market, which recently opened their indoor market. Check if your town has a farmers market and then go on down and visit. It’s fun, you get fresh air and free smiles.
In other words, fresh food is healthy food. One way to experiment is with baby vegetables. These are not different varieties, rather they are picked before they are fully mature, meaning they are sweeter and less fibrous in texture than their full-grown counterparts, besides, they’re just plain cute. If you’ve seen baby corn, you know what I mean.
Try some of these baby vegetables, or if you have a small garden space, grow your own miniature vegetable garden.