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The Truth about ''Natural'' Sweeteners

Does Sugar by Any Other Name Still Taste as Sweet?


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  • A tablespoon of blackstrap in a cup of hot water is a great thing to drink if you are anemic.
  • When we embrace our mistakes, we embrace living.
  • what's the point?
    I don't understand why anyone would want to use a different sweeter other than taste as most of these sweeteners have similar nutritional and caloric values as each other.
  • Love all this information. Thanks So Very Much
  • CANDEE412
    Very informative
  • what about stevia? it is an all natural, non-caloric sweetener.
  • [quote] " (Maple syrup) It contains fewer calories and a higher concentration of minerals (like manganese and zinc) than honey." [/quote]

    And yet, in the chart above, the author claims it has 45 cals per 2 tsp, as opposed to 43 cals per 2 tsp for honey.

    According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, maple syrup contains 38 cals per 2 tsp.

    Sadly, this is far from the first time I've read allegedly authoritative articles on SP, which have been riddled with erroneous information and discrepancies. It's really not difficult to conduct sound research - nor to proof and edit - I don't know why SP writers often seem incapable of this.
  • At the end of this article the recommendation of 7.5 tsp of sugar per day os for a 1200 cal/day diet. Who is eating that little? Another video on Sparkpeople has a recommendation of 6 tsp/day for women. This info is inconsistent, and misleading in itself for people who are trying to get and stay healthy. I have to go offsite for proper recommendations of the amount/day I should be trying to stay within.
  • This was a informative article. I am trying to cut down on the sugar I add to things like drinks and coffee and using natural sugar like honey in my baking. Thank you for this information.
  • Thanks so much for this informative and interesting article.!! Great read!!
  • What happened to coconut sugar? It's high in minerals and low carbs and it tastes great
  • i'm so tired of hearing 'sugar is sugar.' no it's not. there aren't any 'healthy' sugars, they all have a ton of calories, but if i want a sweetener it's far better for my entire system to use cane sugar or honey than HFCS made from GMO corn.
  • TWEETSIE2984
    My husband cannot eat any sugar sub except for truvia. The other ones give him acid reflux and make him sick. I myself prefer honey because it helps the immune system and allergys. Plus it is processed better by the body.

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