Saturday, March 19, 2011

Substitute Saturday: artificial sweeteners

I wanted to start a healthy substitutes thread, and alliteration led me to choose Saturdays, so I'll try to do one per week. :) Making healthy choices is difficult. A common misconception is that you have to change your whole way of doing... well, everything. If are able to move to a farm, get animals, learn how to milk them, slaughter them, & get eggs from them, start a garden, and buy a wheat grinder, more power to ya! Until then, making healthy choices doesn't have to be hard if you start with simply substituting your unhealthy ingredients for healthier ones. We are currently in the process of doing this. Join us!

Can't remember why artificial sweeteners are terrible for you? Check out my former post on it here.
Or check this out. 

 More info to check out:

Stevia or Xylitol 
Stevia is extracted from plants, is calorie free, and is even known to have health benefits.
Xylitol is lower in calories than sugar, and is processed differently by the body. It has a much lower impact on blood sugar, and is considered safe for diabetics. It is extracted from the fibers of many fruits & vegetables. I like it better, because it has no aftertaste like Stevia does. You can find both in the health section of most grocery stores & at stores like Whole Foods. 

Substituted so far...
  • Stevia or xylitol FOR: artificial sweeteners

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