Not all sweeteners are the same and should not be used as if they were the substitutes.  Don’t just pick your sugar packet because of the color packaging.  The best and worst listings below should help you better decide what sweeteners to use.

 

3 Worst Sweeteners:

1. Aspartame (NutraSweet and Equal)

2. Agave

3. Sucralose (Splenda)

 

Don’t use these sweeteners, try some of the below option especially the #1 choice.

 

Top 4 sweeteners:

1. Stevia

2. Sugar Alcohols (sorbitol, xylitol)

3. Honey (organic, raw and local)

4. Blackstrap Molasses

 

Stevia, GAT’s sugar substitute, is said to be up to 300 times sweeter than sugar yet has the ability to regulate blood glucose levels.  The human body does not metabolize the glycosides in the stevia leaves so the body does not extract any calories from stevia.

 

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*Best and worst listing content provided by RODALE.

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