The Good, Bad, and Ugly in SUGAR ALTERNATIVES! Which One Should I Use?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: “What sugar replacement is the best?” I can’t even count how many times I’ve been asked this! I’ve written about the sugar industry before, and talked about my sugar addictions, and how sugar can ruin your health. Sugar is nasty stuff. The more people learn how deadly sugar is, the more sugar alternatives…

Exactly Why Artificial Sweeteners Are Terrible

Aspartame (or brand name Nutrasweet).  Joe Mercola says it’s the most dangerous substance added to foods. I might quibble with that, because mono sodium glutamate is a neurotoxin every bit as deadly. And the nitrates and nitrites in cured meats are potently carcinogenic. I’d agree that aspartame is a TOP THREE worst things, to avoid…

Good, Better, Best . . . Part II

GRAINS Good: eat whole grains and quit eating white flour. Better: eat soaked whole grains (this requires planning a little ahead, as my cousin noted). Best: eat sprouted, raw nuts, seeds, and grains. SWEETENERS (Note, that I am uneasy about fructose, xylitol, “organic sugar,” or dehydrated cane juice crystals—ways to spend extra money on refined…