As Americans become more calorie-conscious, the search for alternative sweetness intensifies. Recently, Skrewtips reported on the limbo status of the sweetener rebiana. Rebiana is derived from stevia, a plant with a naturally occurring sweetness — it’s the foundation of the Coca Cola Company’s new sweetener, Truvia.
I remember the day I decided to completely remove sugar from my son’s diet. He’d just turned two, and had a fever. We gave him some liquid children’s acetaminophen to bring down his temp. Within seconds of drinking the sweet medicine, my boy stood up, ran into the wall with zooming speed, bumped his head, got up and began jumping on the bed.