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The Bitter Truth about Alternative Sweeteners

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: If you're avoiding sugar there are a dizzying array of other sweeteners to choose from. Which ones are good? Bad? Even downright dangerous?
Air Date: 9/11/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN
The Bitter Truth about Alternative Sweeteners
Sugar: you have been taught to avoid it whenever you can in order to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy life.

But if you like your coffee a little sweeter, or need to satisfy your sweet tooth from time to time, what are your options? Is there anything as good as the real thing?

There are a dizzying array of non-sugar sweeteners to choose from, that is true. But while some are good, some are not-so-good. And some are downright dangerous.

In this segment, Dr. Holly discuss the ups and the downs of various sugar “substitutes” including:
  • Sucralose (Splenda)
  • Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal)
  • Saccharin (Sweet’N Low, Sweet Twin)
  • Xylitol (XyloSweet)
  • Erythritol (ZSweet, Sun Crystals)
  • Stevia (Truvia, PureVia, SweetLeaf)
Learn which ones you should avoid, and which ones are safe for you and your family.
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