Anything is better than White Sugar!

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Don’t use these sweeteners

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I don’t know about you, but I have a sweet tooth. But sweeteners in the market won’t be on my cart. The Safe Shopper’s Guide says that Aspartame can be used sparingly but Cyclamates used as a sweetener in Canada has been shown to have risks of carcinogenicity. Do not use them.

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Saccharin used as a sweetener in the United States in soft drinks and table sweeteners such as Sweet’n Low, is carcinogenic. Do not use it.

The best sweeteners it tells us are: molasses (blackstrap) brown sugar, and honey.

The most nutritious natural sweeteners also happen to be lowest in calories! One such is blackstrap molasses which contains forty-three calories per tablespoon and provides small amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, iron, vitamin B-6, phosphorus, and copper.

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Compare this to white sugar, which has forty-six calories per tablespoon and provides virtually no nutritional value! Dark brown sugar contains fifty-two calories and provides tiny amounts of calcium, iron, and magnesium.

Honey has sixty-four calories, the most of any of the common natural sweeteners, and provides bare traces of vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, iron, and copper. Corn syrup contains fifty-seven calories and provides small amounts of iron and copper.

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Another lesser known sweetener is Stevia, the plant that is almost sixty times sweeter than sugar! It is now available everywhere. Try it!

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