‘natural vs. artificial sweeteners’

It Happened This Week: Stress, Sweeteners & Salads

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Stressed and know why but really can't change the situation?  Try this advice from Melissa at Too Much on Her Plate on how to lower your stress even if you can't change your life. It's been a question for a while whether zero-calorie sweeteners actually increase our appetites.  The latest research published in the jounal Appetite says no.  We still […] Read more »

Sweet Talk: Which Sweetener is Best?

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Which sweetener do you think wins when it comes to good nutrition:  Agave or honey? Or should we go for stevia, the other natural sweetener that’s big on health foodies’ lists? What about xylitol and other sugar alcohols?  Then there’s blackstrap molasses, which contains the same antioxidants found in nuts and berries (although you’d have to eat 32 1/2 teaspoons […] Read more »