Is rock sugar okay to use or is Stevia a better choice?

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question-answer-color-v-2 I like to sweeten my tea with rock sugar.  Is rock sugar okay to use or is Stevia a better choice?  -Deborah

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Rock sugar is fine; assuming we’re talking about a small amount—less than a teaspoon—because there’s little nutritional difference between the two.  Rock sugar may enhance a tea’s flavor or provide a unique profile like honey does.  Stevia is naturally derived, mild and saves only 16 calories per teaspoon.  If you’re concerned with the total amount used on a daily or weekly basis, remember a weaker tea brew requires less sweetener. – Debbie J., MS, RD

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Debbie James is a registered dietitian. Any views or opinions presented in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions or recommendations of Fitness International, LLC.

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