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8 Good and Bad Natural Sweeteners


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If you're not sure which sweeteners are the safest and healthiest for you to consume, read this quick slideshare!

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8 Good and Bad Natural Sweeteners

  2. 2. 1. BAD: SUCRALOSE • Sucralose (also known as Splenda) is anything but natural. It’s processed using chlorine, and it reduces the amount of good bacteria in your intestines by 50 percent.
  3. 3. 2. BAD: ASPARTAME • Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in many diet sodas that has been labeled as one of the most dangerous substances added to food. • People who consume it report having headaches, dizziness, and muscle spasms. It’s even been linked to diabetes and cancer.
  4. 4. 3. BAD: HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP • Although high-fructose corn syrup only has a slightly higher fructose level than regular sugar, it does a lot of damage to your health because it’s mostly added to processed foods like bread, yogurt, ketchup, and salad dressing. • It gets stored as fat in your liver, which can only lead to serious health problems.
  5. 5. 4. GOOD: STEVIA • Stevia is extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant, and it’s known to be one of the healthiest natural sweeteners. • Although it doesn’t work well for baking, stevia has zero calories and it has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics.
  6. 6. 5. GOOD: HONEY • With a low glycemic index and cancer-fighting antioxidants, raw honey is the perfect sweetener for teas, smoothies, and even cookies.
  7. 7. 6. GOOD: XYLITOL • Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is just as sweet as sugar, but with two-thirds less calories. It doesn’t raise blood sugar levels and it has shown to reduce the risk of cavities and dental decay.
  8. 8. 7. GOOD: REAL MAPLE SYRUP • Pure, 100 percent maple syrup (not the kind with high-fructose corn syrup) is packed with minerals and antioxidants that can ward off heart disease.
  9. 9. 8. GOOD: AGAVE • Extracted from the agave plant, organic agave nectar looks like syrup and tastes similar to honey. It has a low glycemic index, which makes it an ideal sweetener for those wishing to lose weight the natural way.
  10. 10. BUY AGAVE NECTAR TODAY • If you’re interested in investing in some “good” natural sweeteners, start by buying agave today. • Not only are there fantastic health benefits to using agave, there are also great organic agave home remedies you can use to make your life easier. • Start improving your life today by ordering organic agave online at