WHETHER REPLACING SUGAR WITH LOW-CALORIE SWEETENERS IS A SMART HEALTH MOVE REMAINS TO BE SEEN

America’s sweet tooth is huge, and it’s satisfied by both sugar and, increasingly, low-calorie sweeteners, according to research out this month.

A large body of evidence links sugar-sweetened beverages, one of the main sources of the sweet stuff in Americans’ diet, to tooth decay, weight gain and type 2 diabetes. (Added sugars include high-fructose corn syrup as well as sucrose, or table sugar.)

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Panera Bread removes food additives from entire menu

Panera Bread Co.'s entire food menu at its restaurants and the Panera at Home products are now free of 96 ingredients and additive classes on the company's " No No List." So if you're a fan of aspartame, caffeine, high fructose corn syrup and brominated vegetable oil, you should find somewhere else to grab a sandwich and a bowl of soup.

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