Saturday, August 17, 2013

   Sweeteners, et al....

How do you have the entire population of a planet slowly, willingly poison itself, and enjoy doing it ???
Make it tasty, addictive, and innocuous.... give it fifty different names, and put it in just about everything.
I promised myself I would not venture into a personal tirade on this blog, but this subject just keeps coming up everywhere I turn... and so few people really get it, even those that should know better....
Sugar, in almost all its forms, and so-called "non-nutritive" sweeteners are, for the most part, detrimental to human health.
Contrary to popular opinion, it makes little or no difference if it is white sugar, brown sugar, honey, agave, maple syrup, or any other form of sweetener, with the lone exception of xylitol, manuka* honey, stevia, and sodium saccharin for "artificial" sweeteners. EVERYTHING else is a deceptively slow, eventually toxic substance.
Here is an incomplete list....

  • barley malt
  • beet sugar
  • brown sugar
  • buttered syrup
  • cane-juice
  • cane sugar
  • caramel
  • carob syrup
  • corn syrup
  • corn syrup solids
  • date sugar
  • dextran
  • dextrose
  • diatase
  • diastatic malt
  • ethyl maltol
  • fructose
  • fruit juice
  • fruit juice concentrate
  • glucose
  • glucose solids
  • golden sugar
  • golden syrup
  • grape sugar
  • high-fructose corn syrup
  • honey
  • invert sugar
  • lactose
  • malt syrup
  • maltodextrin
  • maltose
  • mannitol
  • maple syrup
  • molasses
  • raw sugar
  • refiner's syrup
  • sorbitol
  • sorghum syrup
  • sucrose
  • sugar
  • turbinado sugar
  • yellow sugar


  1. What makes xylitol okay or manuka honey?

  2. Kim,

    Xylitol is a naturally-occurring "alcohol sugar" in the human body, which is poorly absorbed, thus not contributing greatly to your glycemic load... "manuka" honey has healing properties which outweigh its glycemic load, but like all honey, should be used with discretion..