Tip #2 – AVOID THE FAKE STUFF – ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

Artificial ingredients affect blood sugar levels and are linked to other serious health problems.  If you need to add sweetener, use just a small amount of natural sugar.

If you need to use white or brown sugar, try to use less.  Your palate changes and you will crave fewer sweets as you eat less sugar.

If you want sweetness, I recommend consuming real sweeteners like local wild honey, unprocessed stevia, 100 percent pure maple syrup and dates.

Sugar-free or fat-free on a products usually means artificial sweeteners are in the product.

Example: artificial sweeteners like aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet) or Saccharin (Sweet’N Low)

The body does not know how to assimilate these artificial chemicals, which is why it has zero calories.

Research continues to show that these substitutes actually cause weight gain by stimulating your appetite and your body’s fat storage capabilities, even thought they are touted as “diet” products.

Long-term studies needed.  Assume it is not safe.

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