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Hi there,
I have read in past posts that Xylitol is not good, nor agave syrup or stevia.
I recall that Wendy ( a past Moderator) has replied to a member saying that stevia and agave syrup are both highly processed.
Below is a reply from a member on the subject (from a previous post).
If you type in stevia in the search engine you will see loads of posts on the subject.
Personally I use honey or brown rice syrup, sparingly.
Rose x

Re: STEVIA? a plant based alternative to artifical sweetener

Postby shawncaroline » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:47 am

Stevia is still a highly processed food ingredient.

I tend to believe that the more processed something is, the worse it is for you. In other words, if it takes a chemist to make it, stay away! Honey, maple syrup, and agave nectar are some natural alternatives, but they all contain fructose, so moderation is best. I actually used to work for a Xylitol company called Emerald Forest Sugar, before I was diagnosed with MS and started getting interested in food, what is in food, and what is good/bad for all of us, and I can tell you that Xylitol is the worst of the worst. Chemists use heavy metals to extract the Xylitol and then they remove it be using other chemicals. It's horrible.

Shawn Caroline
Dr Michael Greger (Nutritionfacts.org) says there is 2 sweeteners that are actually good for you. They are molasses and date sugar.
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