eliminate them. It is almost impossible to decide which is ultimately more damaging to your body, sugar or artificial sweeteners.
The best, and only reasonable, choice is to avoid, whenever possible, consuming anything containing artificial sweeteners or simple sugars in any form or by any name.
If you cannot sweeten things with sugar or with artificial sweeteners, what can you use? The healthiest sweetener you can use is pure stevia extract
. This totally natural sweetener is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar and good for you as well. One of the best cookbooks for using Stevia is The Stevia Cookbook
What can you and your children drink instead of colas and other types of soda pop? Pure, unchlorinated, unfluoridated
, high alkaline pH water
; non-caffeinated herbal teas; freshly made vegetable juices
; freshly made fruit juices that are diluted fifty-fifty with water; and, occasionally, pure, naturally carbonated spring water.
For years my boys thought pop was something you made at home with fresh juice and Perrier. Now they are just fresh juice fanatics with their juicers
being their number one kitchen appliance.