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Sugar Substitutes

Taste Test: Sugar vs. Artificial Sweetener

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 10.29.2014 | Taste

Can your taste buds tell the difference?

How to Determine the Best Alternative Natural Sweetener

JJ Virgin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

I looked at the science behind four of these popular sweeteners to determine which ones you can safely incorporate into your diet and which ones need to go the way of those nasty artificial sweeteners.

Ruminations on Aspartame and Milk

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Little rumination is required to reach this conclusion: Cows don't make aspartame. But they don't make strawberry flavoring, either. This is relevant to a debate that involves a petition by the dairy industry to the FDA to change what qualifies as milk.

Sugar Free Lemon Yogurt Mousse with Blueberries and Basil

Marisa Churchill | Posted 05.29.2013 | Taste
Marisa Churchill

Baking with sugar substitutes is a contentious topic. How do they work? What kind of results will you get? Does cheating really pay off when it comes to baking?

Rachel Tepper

Will The New 'Stevia' Sprite Really Be Healthier?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Last week's announcement that Coca-Cola would tweak its U.K. Sprite recipe to include stevia as an ingredient comes amid growing concern that sugary s...

ALL The Facts About Artificial Sweetener

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

People often ask my opinion about diet sodas. Many see them as a harmless substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages. Others are deeply distrustful of the artificial sweeteners they contain -- and there are plenty of scary rumors circulating on the Internet to bolster these suspicions.

Could Sugar Substitutes Be Healthy?

Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Sugar-free sweeteners may help people lose weight and maintain healthy blood sugar levels, according to a joint statement from the American Heart Asso...

Sweet Nothings? Sugar Substitutes and Weight Gain

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

When man tampered with nature and uncoupled the sweetness sensory signal from caloric load, a pairing that we adjusted to for thousands of generations, our capacity to know when we had enough was eradicated.

Dangers Of Artificial Sweeteners

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

Claims that artificial sweeteners in diet drinks may be hazardous to your health are backed by scientific evidence that points to this conclusion, but a direct causation has not been drawn.

The Brain May Not Be Fooled By Sugar Substitutes

latimes.com | Douglas Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As the palette of artificial sweeteners has grown and manufacturers have honed the skill with which they blend them to mimic sugar taste, debate has s...