Among most Americans, sugar intake is through the roof. It’s a major factor in diabetes and heart disease, which is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women today.

This sugar intake comes in many forms. We often consume natural sugars, commonly found in fruits and milk, which in many respects can be healthy for you. However, where most Americans go wrong is in the added sugars category. This includes adding products like white sugar, brown sugar and honey to coffee, cereal or pretty much anything of your choosing. Let’s be honest, sugar makes almost anything taste better. You also may have come across chemically manufactured sugar, otherwise known as high fructose corn syrup, famously used to produce soda products.

At the end of the day, we’ve been told to portion control and limit our intake, even though sugar often blindsides us because it’s included in everything from a piece of gum to salad dressing. In-result, we’ve become dependent on sugar, often craving it leading to mood swings and poor decisions. But what if I told you that you could shut down sugar completely, leave it in the rearview and still satisfy your sweet tooth?

That’s where Swoon swoops in. Swoon is a sugar-free 1-to-1 alternative to sugar, made originally from monk fruit. Compared to sugars, Swoon takes the (sugar-free) cake. Swoon contains zero calories, zero carbs and in fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarded monk fruit sweeteners as safe, as harmful effects are yet to be found. Swoon is also antioxidant rich and safe for those with diabetes.

To incorporate Swoon into your diet, it’s great in lemonades, tea, brew and margaritas. Compared to existing sugar alternatives such as Stevia, Swoon and other products containing monk fruit seem to be winning. Among those that have tried the product, ratings seem to be positive as most can’t even tell the difference in taste between sugar and Swoon, while Stevia gives off a taste that’s not as neutral.

In reality, these decisions are for you to decide. While the jury is still out on the viability of these sugar alternatives, it doesn’t hurt to give Swoon a try and see if it’s right for you.

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