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How can I stop using artificial sweeteners?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Give up artificial sweeteners (and added sugars) in food and drinks. Give these tips a whirl to retrain your taste buds:
  • Appreciate natural sweetness. Enjoy flavor-packed, organically grown, well-washed strawberries, blueberries, figs, and apples. Add them to salads or nonfat, no-sugar-added Greek yogurt, or serve them with a spritz of lime juice for dessert.
  • Try sweet beverages of a different kind, such as iced tea with a drop or two of vanilla, crushed mint leaves, or lemon. Flavor iced coffee with cinnamon and nonfat milk.
You can find sweetness in real food. Your waist and taste buds will thank you.

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