Natural and Safe Sugar Alternatives

Air Date: 6/4/19
Duration: 24:10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN & Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: David Rosenberg, Food Category Manager at NOW Foods
David Rosenberg has joined NOW Foods as Food Category Manager. David’s insight into the natural foods market as Regional Marketing Director for Whole Foods Market, and his prior success building PowerBar into the number one energy bar will help lead NOW’s food division become as ubiquitous as the company’s #1 selling supplements line.

As Food Category Manager David will be responsible for all related operations, including new product development and sourcing, brand building, market research, and promotions to deliver natural food products that meet NOW’s legendary “high quality at affordable prices” pledge.

About NOW Foods: Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968, NOW has grown from a small, family operation, to a highly respected manufacturer of natural health products. Today, NOW manufactures and distributes over 1,500 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and personal care products. NOW’s state of the art manufacturing facility has been GMP certified since 2000, and its quality testing labs are among the best in the industry.  The company has over 400 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. Now in their 41st year of business, the company remains family owned and committed to its original mission: to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.
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Natural and Safe Sugar Alternatives
Limiting sugar in your diet is more important than ever.

Research has shown how damaging sugar is to the body -- not just in terms of weight gain, but also because of its inflammatory properties, diabetic influence, and the changes it can even make in the brain. 

But, everyone likes to have a little something "sweet" now and again. Synthetic artificial sweeteners produce their own dangerous side effects. Are there safe sugar substitutes?

David Rosenberg, Food Category Manager at NOW Foods, explains that monk fruit is one of the best sugar substitutes on the market. Using it in baked goods and things like smoothies, plain yogurt, and coffee or tea is a great way to get a little sweetness with none of the calories. Plus, it's completely natural -- no artificial ingredients.

David joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss the dangers of sugar, which sugar substitutes are safe (and unsafe), and how you can use monk fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth.