It's hard to know, with all the pro and con studies, spin-meistering and outright skullduggery by people interested in maintaining the status quo, which sweeteners are actually good for your health.
To cut through the knee-deep fog, Northwest Pharmacy (www.northwestpharmacy.com) has created the infographic entitled “A Comprehensive Comparison of Sweeteners”, that you can see below. OK, only the top section of it - go to their website for the rest.
While not the least comprehensive, it does give you an easy-to-reference list of some alternative sweeteners, along with how these substances can help – or hurt you and the environment too.
Even I didn't realize the detrimental effects that Aspartame and Splenda can have on you AND the environment. The effects of these and other food ingredients flowing back into the environment is hardly ever discussed or made part of full product lifecycle studies. That must change ASAP - and if you want it to, send the link to this blog post to all the people you know, who do care about the health of our planet as well as their own!