Below, are the major sweeteners that we have available to us: Dates Dates are the dried fruits of the date palm tree. Sweet and chewy, dates are an excellent alternative to refined sugar and offer several health benefits. Unlike refined sugar and other sweeteners, dates contain nutrients like fiber, magnesium, manganese, potassium and vitamin B6, along with carotenoid and polyphenol antioxidants. Dates can be used … Continue reading 6 Things You Need to Know about Stevia, Nature’s Sweetener
At a Glance Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana), a perennial shrub native to South America, has a long history of use as a natural sweetener. Steviol glycosides, including rebaudiosides A, D and M are what provide the sweet taste, with Reb A being the sweetest Despite hundreds of years of safe use of stevia, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has labeled stevia leaf and crude stevia … Continue reading Buyer Beware: GMO Stevia Is Everywhere
When we are born, it is innate within us to desire pleasure. Some of the pleasure seeking behaviors unfortunately result in addictions of many kinds. The addiction I’m speaking of here is SUGAR! You love it! Your crave it! You can’t stop it! You even use this deadly weapon on your body to celebrate all kinds of occasions! So, how do you stop? Ending sugar … Continue reading Is Sugar An Addictive ‘DRUG’?
Sugar is delicious, and Americans are eating a LOT of it. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes about 130 pounds of sugar a year. But sugar, especially in excessive amounts, does more harm than good to your health in many ways, ranging from adding wrinkles to your face to diabetes. So, how do you know if you’re eating too much sugar? … Continue reading 10 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar–It’s Very Similar to Cocaine Addiction
Erythritol is one of the most prominent natural zero calorie sweeteners that have become so popular, and seemingly less problematic than the controversial aspartame. Instead, erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol like xylitol that I’ve spoken about before in my article titled “The 5 Worst Artificial Sweeteners.” Many people choose erythritol because it can decrease the amount of sugar and calories in what they’re consuming. You’ll commonly find it as an … Continue reading Erythritol: The Good(?), the BAD & the UGLY with This Common Sweetener; You Need to Know This!