7 Best and Worst Sugar Substitutes
A sugar substitute can help keep you in your skinny jeans, but it may be harming your health. Here's the scoop on the best -- and worst -- sugar substitutes
The Best No. 3: Stevia (aka Truvia or SweetLeaf)Made from Stevia Rebaudiana, a plant indigenous to Paraguay and Brazil, this zero-calorie sugar substitute tastes just like table sugar and won't cause a jump in blood sugar levels. In fact, a study in the journal "Metabolism" showed that Stevia increased insulin production in lab animals -- a potential boon for diabetics. Look for the FDA-approved purified extract of Stevia, Rebiana, on ingredient lists.
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