The 7 best sweeteners of natural origin (1/8)

Reduce your sugar intake while still satisfying your sweet tooth by opting for one of these sweeteners of natural origin instead

By Jackie Middleton

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Sugar substitutes

Sweet on sugar, but concerned about its lack of nutritional value?  Try swapping sweeteners of natural origin for your sugar habit. Packed with fewer calories and extra nutrients, naturally sweet substitutes will help you pass up the sugar bowl for good. “Sugar is little more than empty calories,” says Desiree Nielsen, a registered dietitian in Vancouver, B.C. “It’s a great idea to look for sugar substitutes that are more natural, and have some health benefits, so you’re getting nutrition with your sweetness.” Sound appetizing, but not sure where to start? Here’s the sugary scoop on the best sweeteners of natural origin.

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