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Top 10 natural alternatives to sugar - say no to aspartame! #sugar #food #additives

Top 10 natural alternatives to sugar - say no to aspartame! #sugar #food #additives

Sugar has become a constant companion in most of our lives. Whether in the form of spoonfuls added to your tea or coffee, or the industrial amounts included in soft drinks and processed foods, sugar dominates our diet. With Britain’s obesity levels shooting up, and greater understanding of just how bad for us sugar can be, the hunt is on for alternatives. But there’s a problem. Many sugar substitutes are synthetics that are no better for us than real sugar. What’s more, some of these synthetics – aspartame and acesulfame-K to name just two – have been linked to cancer. Sugar itself has been linked with numerous health problems ranging from obesity to tooth decay, in the US, Dr Robert Lustig (presenter of Sugar: The Bitter Truth ) has called for a tax on sugar similar to those placed on alcohol and tobacco because of what he calls its ‘toxic nature’. In the UK our love affa...

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