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Mistake #3: Going heavy on natural sugar alternatives

When trying to health-ify their diet, many people switch to natural sweeteners and swap them in them guilt-free. When, in fact, agave syrup and honey aren't necessarily as good for you as they may seem since they can contain a high percentage of fructose—and research has shown a link between eating a lot of fructose and an increased risk of insulin resistance and high cholesterol. Instead, cutting down on overall added sugars is a much more important aspect of clean eating than replacing simple syrup with maple syrup, Ott says.