Are "Natural" and Low-glycemic Sweeteners Healthful Alternatives to Sugar?

 AgaveCalorie-containing sweeteners such as maple syrup, honey, agave, and coconut sugar are marketed as "natural" and often touted as healthier alternatives to regular sugar. Is there any truth to these claims? Or are they just as dangerous as sugar (sucrose) and high-fructose corn syrup?



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Dan - October 16, 2013 5:16 PM

What about blackstrap molasses? It has a lot of calcium, iron and potassium. I use it to boost my calcium intake. Just one tablespoon has 200 milligrams of calcium.

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