Sweeten Up the Healthy Way

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Joan Lunden

Nutrition /

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Since I've shared that I'm on a no wheat, no dairy, no sugar eating regiment people who are trying it out too are saying they are having a hard time cutting out sugar. It's easy to see why,  take a look at the ingredients in most of the things you eat and you'll find sugar in almost everything. To help everyone with a sweet tooth, here is a list I've used myself from Dr. Robert Zembroski's book Rebuild that tells you how to keep some sweetness in your meals without sacrificing your health.



These are the sugars you should be avoiding:

  • Sugar (cane, brown, raw)
  • Evaporated cane sugar
  • Dextrose
  • Glucose
  • Sucrose
  • Corn Syrup
  • High-Fructose corn syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Maltodextrin
  • Sugar alcohols (Erythritol, Maltitol, Mannitol)

Try these instead In very small amounts:

  • Agave nectar
  • Coconut palm sugatr
  • Fructose (fresh fruit, dried fruit)
  • Organic honey

And instead of sweeteners like:

  • aspartame
  • saccharine
  • sucralose


  • Rebaudioside or reb A (Rebiana)
  • Stevia (Stevia, Sweet Leaf)


Categories: Nutrition
About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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