Toxins in a Little Blue, Pink, and Yellow Packet

Many times when people decide to give up sugar, they quickly resort to artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are definitely not the answer! Sorbitol, saccharin, aspartame and sucralose are actually worse for you than sugar itself. All of these artificial sweeteners have been linked to cancer, tumors, and obesity. Yes, artificial sweeteners cause weight gain by disrupting your body's natural hormones. Studies have shown that when people give up their daily “Diet Drink” (filled with aspartame) they quickly lose up to 10 pounds just by eliminating the consumption of this toxic sweetener.

So it is equally as important to eliminate any food that contains the above mentioned sweeteners as it is to eliminate sugar from your daily intake.

Most people’s next question is then, “Well what is left if I want a little something sweet?” A great alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners is the supplement STEVIA. Stevia is a naturally sweet plant native to Paraguay that is 30 times sweeter than sugar in its unprocessed form. With hundreds of studies showing Stevia is a safe alternative, it’s the next big thing. No wonder. It's all-natural, contains zero calories, and has a zero glycemic index. Stevia leaves are 250-400 times sweeter than sugar and perfect for helping anyone wean themselves away of refined white sugar and artificial sweeteners. Stevia products are great for beverages, soft foods, and baking. Stevia products are available in most local natural foods and health food stores. In grocery stores, Stevia products are typically found in the health food aisle with other supplements.