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Stock up now: 6 alternative sweeteners

America has a sweet tooth. We consume 156 pounds of added table sugar per capita each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Experts peg this overconsumption as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes. Luckily, manufacturers are producing several alternative sweeteners that are gentler on the waistline but still taste like indulgences. Here are six favorites.

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