WAY TO WELLNESS #79
Artificial sweeteners like aspartame, Splenda and NutraSweet are not healthy substitutes for sugar. Look for ways to reduce your intake of artificial sweeteners. Look for all natural sweeteners that would make a better choice, but keep in mind that just because these are healthier doesn’t mean you can overeat them and expect that you won’t gain weight. They still contain fructose, just in a healthier, cleaner form. Some natural sweeteners like molasses and maple syrup have additional health benefits that elevate them above regular sugar but as with all sweeteners, they should be used in moderation in order to reduce spikes in your blood sugar levels.