Health & Fitness

October 14, 2013 12:00 AM

Finding the best sweetener

You can’t out-train a bad diet, so one of the questions I’ve been getting a lot lately is, “what kind of sweetener should I be using? Sucanat, coconut sugar, agave nectar . . . if it has a low glycemic index that’s good right?” Sugar is one of the most fattening foods there is. It’s fattening because of what it does to your metabolism, appetite and brain. Whatever name we’re using – agave nectar, corn syrup, coconut sugar, sucanat, honey, fruit juice concentrate – it’s all sugar. I’ll tell you why it’s bad for you, what’s the worst stuff, and what you should use.

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