How can I limit my consumption of artificial sweeteners?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The following are ways to limit consumption of artificial sweeteners:
  • Consume no more than two servings (two packets or one diet soda) of artificial sweeteners per day.
  • Try combining a half a teaspoon of your preferred artificial sweetener with a teaspoon of raw sugar. Then eventually wean yourself off the artificial sweetener.
  • Choose natural alternatives such as honey or agave. Or try coconut sap syrup, which has a low-glycemic index and just 10 calories per teaspoon. It also contains B vitamins, potassium and amino acids. Because these are all quite sweet tasting, you'll find you don't need to use much of them.
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Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
No matter how much you love artificial sweeteners, it is possible to break the addiction. In this video, I will give easy steps to reduce them in your diet.
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
To limit the consumption of artificial sweeteners, know the names of these products and read labels, then start to reduce the amount you consume over time. Watch as functional medicine expert Elizabeth Boham, MD, explains how you can cut down.

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