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Many people believe sugar is extremely toxic. Studies have shown that the area in the brain that lights up when cocaine is used, also lights up when sugar is consumed! Consuming too much sugar can seriously affect our health, leading to a range of problems including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Sugar contains no essential nutrients and is essentially "empty calories".
Some people decide to limit their sugar intake while others need to remove it from their diet completely. For those looking for an alternative there are many options to choose from - stevia, xylitol, honey, fruit sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup, molasses and rice syrup. In this section you will also find a range of sugar-free foods, catering for those who can't or shouldn't consume sugar.