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Natural Artificial Sweetener Resources

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The Science Behind Stevia

The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi...  Read more

All About Artificial Sweeteners

Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and...  Read more

Smarter Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede...  Read more

Sweet Swaps: Baking with Sugar Substitutes

If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used...  Read more

The Truth about ''Natural'' Sweeteners

If you’ve wandered into a natural food store lately, you might have noticed that the selection of sweeteners seems to have multiplied. Powders, syrups, and liquids with exotic-sounding names catch your eye, each claiming to be tastier, healthie...  Read more

All natural?
Updated 11/19/2014 6:48:44 PM

I only eat all natural foods (I have for years). I don't eat anything that has artificial anything in it. On a rare occasion I will, but it doesn't happen often. This is not to be confused as eating organic - I do try to buy organic but that can be d...  Read more

Sweeteners
Updated 11/22/2014 11:29:07 PM

What sweeteners do you recommend? I am currently using Splenda, but just saw an article about health risks. Is honey an option! I thought it has lots of calories?...  Read more

Any suggestions for a healthy sweetener for iced t
Updated 11/8/2014 8:22:06 AM

Any suggestions for a healthy sweetener for iced tea. Living in the south and must have my tea!...  Read more

Gave up artificial sweetners
Updated 10/21/2014 12:53:11 PM

Splenda in particular but all of them in general. Totally. I don't eat anything that is artifically sweetened. Imagine my surprise when all my chronic aches and pains started to melt away. I am now pain free, except for sore muscles from barn...  Read more

sugar substitutes besides artificial sweeteners
Updated 10/14/2014 11:07:21 AM

What are substitutes for sugar besides artificial sweeteners? I keep running into this when baking, making desserts, and just anywhere you typically need sugar or may add it to. I have found that honeys not bad though I don't know if that's the best...  Read more

Natural versus Artifical Sugar

I prefer using natural sugar than those artificial sweeteners. In fact, I use brown sugar at home. I think its far more better to use the natural kind as artificial sweeteners are full of chemicals that are harmful for our body...  Read more

Artificial Sweeteners

Dr Mark Hyman Says "Stop confusing your body. If you have a desire for something sweet, have a little sugar, but stay away from “fake” foods. Researchers found that the total food eaten over 14 days dramatically increased in the artificial sweetener...  Read more

Healthier Arkansas

Arkansans encouraging and supporting one another in our effort to lead a healthier lifestyle through fitness and nutrition. Welcome to the Natural State....  Read more

What You Need to Know about Nectresse, the Zero-Calorie Sweetener

I turned the corner and headed down aisle #6--the baking section of my local grocery store--eyes peeled for the "new kid" on the shelf. The new zero-calorie sweetener, Nectresse from the makers of Splenda.  There it was, in canister an...  Read more

Consider the Source: If It’s Made from Corn, What’s the Big Deal?

Previously Stepfanie blogged about the new corn syrup ads released by the Corn Refiners Association, which we're seeing as the CRA attempts to make over the public image of high fructose corn syrup. So I thought it would be worthwhile to take a clos...  Read more