Dr Oz: Sugar Substitutes
In this segment, Dr Oz brought up Lynn and Maureen, who were best friends, to compete in a Dr Oz’s Best Sugar Substitute Quiz. Lynn stated that she loves the low calorie substitute Splenda while Maureen uses sugar, eating a few Tbsps per day. Take the quiz to find out how much you know about sugar substitutes.
Dr Oz Agave Nectar:
Lynn buzzed in first. She guessed agave nectar because it was a sweeter syrup. The correct answer is Agave nectar. Lynn was correct! Agave nectar is made from the heated sap of the agave plant and is 40 percent sweeter than regular sugar so you’ll eat less of it. Lynn won a full year supply of agave nectar.
Dr Oz Date Sugar:
2. Which is the best sugar substitute for baking?
a. Beet sugar
b. Date sugar
Maureen buzzed in first and chose date sugar. She was right! Date sugar contains fiber, iron, and potassium. Beet sugar is just refined white sugar. Maureen won a package of date sugar and some Dr Oz cooking mitts and baking pans.
Dr Oz Buckwheat Honey:
3. Which is the best sugar substitute in a hot drink?
a. Buckwheat honey
b. Coconut syrup
Maureen buzzed in first and chose buckwheat honey. The correct answer is buckwheat. She’s right! Buckwheat honey is sweeter than sugar so you’ll eat less. Buckwheat honey is also rich in iron and has anti-oxidants. Coconut syrup is high in sugar. Maureen won a coffee maker.
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