Nature’s Best Alternative Sweeteners

sugar pic 2Sugar unfortunately, has become a staple of the American diet.  We put it in our coffee in the morning, and we eat it in the food we consume – sometimes without even realizing it!

The result is that the rate of obesity in our country is off the charts.  The more we learn about sugar and the effects it has on our body, the more of a link we find between sugar and many chronic diseases.

The question is how can we effectively minimize our sugar intake in a world that is overwhelming us with sugar containing products?

One answer is to eat as clean a diet as possible, which means eating real food that isn’t processed.  If you shop the perimeter of the supermarket and avoid food-like products that are commonly in boxes, you’ll go long way toward decreasing your sugar intake.  Eating real food, real vegetables, and real fruits, preferably all organic, is a big first step.

But what do you do to satisfy your sweet tooth now and again?  Are there some sugar substitutes that you could incorporate into your diet in place of sugar?


The following link will take you to a great article outlining some substitutes that you can use in place of sugar.  In our home we like stevia and honey.  If you use honey, make sure you buy it from a reputable source – preferably from your Farmer’s Market.  Anything other than raw, pure honey isn’t the best choice.

Enjoy the article, and let us know if you have any other alternative sweeteners that you prefer.

Here’s the link:

Nature’s Best Alternative Sweeteners.

Be well.


Michael Lenz RPh, is a partner in Fallon Wellness Pharmacy of Saratoga.  He has over 10 years experience in custom compounding.  Michael has received extensive training in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Adrenal Fatigue.  He is an advocate for healthy eating and proper nutritional supplementation, and speaks frequently on the subjects of hormone health, nutrition and wellness.  Michael is currently enrolled in the Institute For Functional Medicine’s Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Program.  He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY with his wife and 4 children.

One thought on “Nature’s Best Alternative Sweeteners

  1. In our family we use New York State pure maple syrup and find that a little goes a long way. I found a stevia plant in our local farmer’s market.

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