Healthy Sweeteners For You To Use In Place Of Unhealthy Sugars

My friends and relatives often ask me about healthy forms of sugar that they can use in place of table sugar used in recipes.  Below you will find a list of sugars you may want to eliminate from your diet in order to feel healthier and look better.  Many times you will need to be a “food detective” and check out packaged goodies for these ingredients.  Be warned that all the forms of sugar below can cause inflammation, headaches and additional symptoms of sugar addiction.

  • Brown Sugar
  • Confectioners or Powdered Sugar
  • Corn Syrups (which can also contain GMO’s)
  • Dextrose or Glucose
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS which can also contain GMO’s)
  • Lactose (found in dairy products)
  • Levulose or Fructose (fruit sugars)
  • Sorbitol, Mannitol, Malitol, Xylitol (you may be thinking, “I thought these were healthy sugars”, they are not, and cause symptoms to occur)
  • Sucrose or Table Sugar
  • Honey (actual this can be healthy if it is in raw, unprocessed form – you can find raw honey in health food stores)
  • Raw Sugar
  • Turbinado Sugar

Check out these Healthier sweeteners that you can use in place of the ingredients listed above:

  • Brown Rice Syrup
  • Dates (make sure to soak 2 hours to overnight to soften then put in food processor or vitamix)
  • Blackstrap Molasses
  • Maple Syrup
  • Raw Honey (see reference above)

Of course the best way to take care of a sugar craving is to incorporate naturally sweet foods into your diet.  Check out the following Root Vegetables and Fruits to take the edge of your “sweet tooth”.

  • Butternut Squash
  • Acorn Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Berries
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Oranges
  • Mango

For more information on how you can improve your health, check out the Lisa’s Lentils Website at www.lisas-lentils.com!

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