Originally Posted by tjmoquin
I love Vitamin Water Zero because it's sweetened with Stevia. Nothing artificial. Plus it has antioxidants.
Stevia might be naturally sourced, but you still have the problem where it is sweet but and has no calories, which is thought to contribute to the advance of diabetes.
The theory is that when you taste something sweet, the body releases insulin immediately, in anticipation of the later spike in blood sugar. But if that spike doesn't come, insulin is now too high.
No-calorie sweeteners could have the effect of training the body not to release insulin.