TheFittChick Weighs In On Artificial Sweeteners…

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There is a constant debate about whether or not you should be using artificial sweeteners, and what the best sugar substitute is. Nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about the safety of artificial sweeteners such as Splenda, Sweet n’ low, Equal, Stevia and Truvia.

Given the current obesity and diabetes epidemic- which are showing no signs of slowing down-the demand for low-calorie and sugar-free foods will continue to grow. Although Sugar substitutes don’t offer any nutritional value, there are definitely ones that are better than others.

“As a nutrition professional, one of my goals is to get people accustomed to lower levels of sugar in their daily life. Of course training your taste buds to get used to less sweetness would be the best choice, but for those who have a sweet tooth that can be extremely difficult.”

“Of all the sugar substitutes, SweetLeaf® is the only chemical-free, zero-calorie, zero-carb, zero-glycemic index, natural sweetener there is. The main difference between Stevia and other artificial sweeteners is that Stevia is natural, not sythetic. It’s made by taking the highest quality leaves of the stevia plant and extracting their naturally sweet taste with only cool, purified water. No chemicals. No alcohols. No additives that cover up the great taste nature created.”

TheFittChick uses SweetLeaf™ Sweet Drops in everything from oatmeal to protein shakes, and yogurt to coffee. To save calories in your coffee try the Sweetleaf Vanilla cream or English Toffee. For your oatmeal use the Sweetleaf Berry Flavor, and for just overall sweetness use the unflavored drops.

Using sugar substitutes may still be up for debate, but Sweetleaf is definitely FittChick “approved” and a product that just makes everything taste better!

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