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4 Natural Sweeteners to Try

Americans consume way too much sugar. Although the American Heart Association recommends no more than 3 tablespoons of sugar per day for children and no more than 5 to 8 tablespoons for teens and adul…

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What is the Healthiest Sweetener?

Diana Compares 5 Sugars Sugar! Yes Ė that is one big topic for many of us and certainly has been for me all of my adult life. I am a confirmed sugar addict. In the following video I compare stev…

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Keeping Animal Cruelty Out of Sugar

Sugar...it seems to be found in everything. People of all ages and backgrounds can be brought together by something sweet; in the kitchen and around the table. We can all remember the floury hands, hu…

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Milk Alternatives: 9 Recipes

There are dozens of methods for making milk alternatives. Some call for the soaking, blanching, and peeling of nuts, some donít. Some are straightforward, some are more complicated. Raw nuts are oft…

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The Truth About Agave

From Experience Life Is agave nectar a healthy alternative sweetener or an overhyped sugar syrup? The claim: Agave nectar has gotten some positive press for being better for you than sugar and …

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Is Agave Worse Than High Fructose Corn Syrup?

There have been some articles surfacing that claim agave nectar is no better than high-fructose corn syrup--a statement that, as a vegan baker and agave-lover, flabbergasted me, to say the least. Ho…

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The Great Agave Nectar Debate

By Becky Striepe, Green Options When I went vegan years ago, agave nectar was one of the first things on my shopping list. It's commonly used as a vegan substitute for honey - you can substitut…

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Care2 Directory of Natural Sweeteners

By Annie Berthold-Bond and Nava Atlas, author of The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet The array of products in the sweetener aisle of your health food store might seem rather mystifying to the nat…

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