Are natural, no-calorie sweeteners like Stevia or monk fruit as bad for you as artificial sweeteners?

  • I've read arguments on both sides of this question. Some say that Stevia, or the splenda brand monk fruit sweetener (both of which have erythritol, which is technically natural) don't impact insulin levels like aspartame or saccharine. But will these natural sweeteners cause the same sugar craving problems as other "diet" sweeteners? I've stopped drinking diet sodas, because they are so chemical, but I'd like the option to have lemon water with a packet of something sweet for watered down lemonade. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    Lilyanne   by: Lilyanne

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