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Member Name: boband
Is there a satisfactory alternative to sugar?
Disadvantages: cause problems
Science has come a long way in the last 50 years yet they are unable to find alternative to sugar which is just good as sugar minus health problems that sugar causes. Teeth decay caused by too much consumption of sugar leads to other health problems, Obesity, weakens your immune system, destabilises blood sugar levels and research also shows bad teeth could cause heart problems.
Alternatives to sugar:
Stevia is the one I would use. However it is banned in EC countries even though it is made from plant substances where as the others are manufactured by mixing compounds some of which are bad for us.
Food industry is replacing sugar with Artificial sweeteners. Soft drinks like Coke don't have sugar in it.
It is hard to find processed products in the UK that contain sugar. All 'diet' drinks, yogurts etc. Any product advertising low calorie or sugar free will have Aspartame in it.
Problem with alternatives is that none is good as Sugar. Saccharin has a very bitter taste, it is mixed with other sweeteners to reduce the after taste. Also some sweeteners are banned in some countries for causing health problems.
Summary: no alternative