The United States is the world's largest consumer of sugar, and the nation's top nutrition panel recently recommended that Americans cut down on consuming the sweet stuff. So our panelists tested five alternative sweeteners--stevia, sucralose, tagatose, yacón powder and xylitol--to see how they compare with sugar.

I produced this video along with a graphics editor on the different types of sugar substitutes.

 

The video is part of the Post's "On Leadership" series. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson talks to The Post's Lillian Cunningham about how public speaking doesn't come naturally to him.