The Sweetener Trap & How to Avoid It

Front Cover, Limited, May 14, 2010 - Health & Fitness
With this expanded revision of the 1982 classic The Sugar Trap, Beatrice Trum Hunter, noted writer on food issues, brings readers invaluable help for avoiding ''the sweetener trap.'' She exposes facts about today's many sweeteners from aspartame to stevia, sucralose, and xylitol. With careful research and well-weighed advice, Hunter explains why it is important to limit all added sugars. With awareness, readers can do it, despite misleading labeling, sly marketing tactics, and vague federal recommendations for sweetener intake that reflect research bias and strong pressures from sweetener interests.

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Beatrice Josephine Trum Hunter was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 16, 1918. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Brooklyn College in 1940. She learned to read Braille while accompanying a blind student on the subway to and from campus and wanted to teach visually impaired students. She studied at the Perkins School for the Blind and received a master's degree from Teachers College at Columbia University. She taught in New Jersey and New York City schools until she and her husband moved to New Hampshire in 1955. She wrote several books including The Natural Foods Cookbook, Gardening Without Poisons, and Our Toxic Legacy: How Lead, Mercury, Arsenic, and Cadmium Harm Our Health. She was the food editor of Consumers' Research Bulletin magazine. In 1973, she delivered mini-lessons on nutrition on a television program called Beatrice Trum Hunter's Natural Foods on the Boston public television station WGBH. She died on May 17, 2017 at the age of 98.

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