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3 Sweeteners That Are Actually Good For You

We all know that refined sugars and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can be bad news if consumed in unhealthy quantities, so many of us turn to other sweeteners—natural and artificial—as alternatives. …

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Is There a Safe, Low-Calorie Sweetener?

The natural sweetener erythritol does not appear to carry the adverse effects associated with other low and non-caloric natural and artificial sweeteners and may actually have antioxidant potential. F…

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Stevia, the Natural Sweetener

Q: How do you feel about the natural sweetener Stevia? A: This is a timely question because over the next year we are going to see an explosion of products containing stevia. I have grown stevia…

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The Inside Scoop on Agave Nectar

Forty miles northwest of Guadalajara, in the arid highlands of western Mexico, lies the town of Tequila. In the hills surrounding the town, the subdued blue of the Agave tequilana plant colors the cou…

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