The Huffington Post – by Susan B. Dopart, MS, RD, CDE

Friday, September 28, 2012

Remember the days when your mother said too much sugar would cause cavities? Well, not only was she right, but today’s moms have more to be concerned about than just cavities. Multiple sugars and sweeteners abound in foods and maneuvering the maze of sweeteners is a far cry from a time when the only real two sources of sweetener were honey from bees and sugar from fruit.

Granulated sugar was invented in the 18th century. By comparison, sweeteners and non-nutritive sweeteners are relativity new. Today, it’s challenging to keep up with all the new sweeteners in our food supply. It’s even a hidden game to recognize their names.

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