If you read our previous article on sugar, you’ll probably be keen to know about the healthier alternatives out there. We all know one thing for sure: to avoid aspartame, which comes with a multitude of negative side effects. However, how much do we know about the natural sweeteners stevia, xylitol and maltitol? It’s important to undestand how these affect our bodies rather than simply judging them based on familiarity and word of mouth. For example fructose, which although derived from fruits, can be harmful when consumed in abundance.
First and foremost, it’s best to avoid not just sugar, but also fructose – which is worryingly one of the most frequently used sweeteners.