A taste of all the sweetness—without the guilt


    Everybody knows, for sure, that too much sugar is bad for our bodies. Added sugar, which is present in most of our go-to foods, treats, and beverages, are found to cause some health conditions, such as weight gain, diabetes, and heart diseases, says the World Health Organization (WHO).

    For Denise Laurel, a celebrity mom with two kids, cutting out on sugar is key to maintaining a healthier lifestyle, not just for herself but also for her family.

    Nikka Garcia, another celebrity mom and blogger, couldn’t agree more. She said that being a mom, you must always be on the look-out for what your kids eat as they are more prone to being predisposed to foods full of added sugars.

    “When it comes to my kids, I make sure that what I give them is beneficial for their health.

    However, at times you can’t help but put some sweetener so your children will like the food they eat,” Nikka added.

    To reduce their sugar intake, these celebrity moms are always on the lookout for alternative sweeteners to provide their family all the goodness of sweet treats without the guilt and health concerns.

    When looking for an alternative sugar, Laurel and Garcia noted that naturally-derived is still the best option. This include sweeteners made with Stevia, a natural substitute for sugar, derived from the leaves of a small perennial green shrub.

    A new sweetener combines the goodness of Stevia with Inulin, a natural soluble dietary fiber from a chicory plant that promotes digestive health. Inulin acts as food for the beneficial bacteria in the colon.

    This alternative sweetener is called SweetVia, the latest addition to the offerings of Santé, a provider of premier organic health and wellness products and services.

    For Celebrity Chef Mom RoseBud Benitez, sugar is a basic necessity when creating sweet treats. However, she noted that one must not only limit on guilt- sweets at all, and that there is a better, healthier sugar substitute for people who like the sweet-rush without the unwanted health risks.

    “Whenever I’m creating a dish, I always try to make it something delicious and healthy.

    And of course, when it comes to sweet recipes, a sweetener is very much needed; this is where the alternatives, like SweetVia, come in, “ Benitez sais