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Sugar Substitutes

SWEETENERS We’ve been hooked on sugar ever since it was introduced to Europe in the 16th century from the American tropics, and we simply eat too much of it. It is ubiquitous in processed foods, from readymade meals such as lasagne and pasta sauces to more obvious cakes and biscuits – not to mention fizzy drinks. It rots our teeth, makes us fat, causes diabetes by damaging insulin production and is linked with cancer, heart disease, liver malfunction, poor immunity and more. It is also addictive! Being poor in nutrients, it uses up the body’s stores of B vitamins and minerals as it is...

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