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After reviewing my last entry I realized that my writing style had taken on the same style of the American news media. American news media tends to go for blood and gore. The glass is half empty rather than half full. If it bleeds it leads.

My last post on high fructose corn syrup was rather gloomy. Don’t get me wrong, high fructose corn syrup is not a pleasant thing to consume and people should stay away from it but rather than approaching it from the negative, I really should approach it from a positive point of view.

I’m not going to ramble on about the ills of high fructose corn syrup. Rather, I’d like to share healthier alternatives. Yes, there are natural sweeteners that are a much healthier alternative to high fructose corn syrup. Items such as stevia, maple syrup and date sugar, to name a few, are healthier and natural sweeteners.

Since Thomas Stearns Lee, NMD, in his article Natural Sweeteners has done a nice job in describing alternatives and Fran Costigan explains how to use them, I won’t reinvent the wheel. Check out their articles.

Personally, I’m partial to maple syrup while my hubby likes stevia. To each his own, just as long as it’s not the dreaded high fructose corn syrup.

When it comes to high fructose corn syrup, it’s best to stay away from processed foods and man-made juices. I know it’s easier said than done, but if you eliminate and substitute one product at a time, eventually you will significantly reduce your high fructose corn syrup intake.

We’ve got to take our health back one choice at a time.

About the author: Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog, Felicia shares what she’s learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she’s also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

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