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The Worst Sources of Aspartame

Aspartame, the not-so-natural sugar substitute linked to a host of negative health effects from headaches to cancer, is found in a lot of products that you might not suspect. Check out the top 10 offe…

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What is the Healthiest Sweetener?

Diana Compares 5 Sugars Sugar! Yes – 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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4 Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

By Sara Novak, Planet Green By now, you've more than likely seen one of the ads put out by the Corn Refiners Association. The ads tell the story of a "natural" sweetener made from corn. They …

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Honey: Sweet Treat or Cure All? (video)

I used to be a bee keeper, and suffered the occasional sting. As a true locavore, honey was my main sweetener. Honey is a healthy sweetener for sure, but does it also belong in a medicine cabinet? …

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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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