The Dangers of Sugar, Stevia and Artificial Sweeteners- A Must Read




If you have realized sugar is slowly destroying your body then you’ve come to the right place.

Over half of Americans live with a chronic illness and forty percent suffer from obesity, primarily due to the overconsumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates. Hearthy Foods has many products to help you get off sugar and carbohydrates providing you with a day-by-day plan to wean your body off these addictive products and regain your health. These changes in your eating habits will kickstart your lifestyle journey to good health, instead of a life filled with disease and poor health.

Stevia and Artificial Sweeteners

Through the power of persuasive advertising and clever marketing, we’ve been sold on the idea that stevia is a natural herbal sweetener that is not only harmless but even health-promoting. As such, it is promoted as a better choice over sugar or other low-calorie sweeteners. Stevia has rapidly become a multimillion dollar industry. Despite all of the marketing hype, stevia is not the innocent little herb it is made out to be and it is not harmless. The stevia sweetener you purchase at the store is a highly refined, purified chemical that is little different from any other artificial sweetener, with many of the same drawbacks and dangers. Many university studies have shown you should never use stevia if you want to lose excess weight or control diabetes. In addition, low-calorie sweeteners are potentially dangerous for hearing loss (USC October 25, 2022


Sugar is something that we can find everywhere around us. It is present in fruits, processed food, beverages, candies and more. Just about anyone can easily overload their systems with any of these. In fact, many people have become addicted to sugar without even knowing it.

Now we know fruit in moderation can be good for us, however, the added sugar, processed sugar and things like ‘Fructose Syrup’ certainly aren’t what nature intended us to eat. The key is really simple- awareness. 

 Things to Avoid

Recognize, identify, and eliminate from your diet the most harmful ingredients, such as high fructose corn syrup, aluminum, carrageenan and more. Harmful ingredients that you never knew you were consuming every day! 

These days, the food on our tables is a far cry from what our grandparents ate. While it may look and taste the same and is often marketed under familiar brand names, our food has slowly but surely morphed into something entirely different and a lot less benign.

Here is a list of our no added sugar and sweetener free options:

Hearthy No sugar products:

New Whey Protein powder, collagen, gelatin, colostrum, apple muffin mix, all of our flours, bone broth, Hearthy all purpose gluten free flours, gluten free atta, vitamins and pet products. 

Low sugar options:

marshmallow, cookie mix, brownie mix, banana muffin mix and pumpkin muffin mix, kids vitamins.