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. 1: HoneyWant to lose those love handles fast? Sweeten your morning cup of coffee with honey. A study in "The Scientific World Journal" found that when subjects were given equal amounts of either honey or sugar, those in the honey group actually saw a reduction in both weight and body fat. What's more, this natural elixir has trace amounts of niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin B6, free-radical fighting antioxidants, and, in raw form, gut-friendly bacteria. This natural sugar substitute topped the lists of every expert we spoke to for good reason: It's low glycemic index keeps sugar levels in check, and it's up to 50 percent sweeter than the white stuff -- so your sweet tooth will be satisfied with less.