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Alternatives To Sugar Replacement Chart

Here is a alternatives to sugar replacement chart to help you find different options to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthier way. So how can you avoid or reduce your intake of sugar and it’s synthetic substitutes without giving up sweet stuff all together? You may want to try some of these natural alternatives.

  • Stevia is a herb native to South American and is 300 times sweeter than sugar.

  • Xylitol is a five carbon sugar alcohol that is roughly as sweet as table sugar with 33% fewer calories. This sweetener will KILL dogs in a very small amount.

  • Coconut Sugar – Sap from the coconut palm is heated to evaporate its water content and reduce it to usable granules. Coconut sugar is nutritious and has a low score on the glycemic index, which means you don’t get a buzz followed by a crash. It tastes like brown sugar.

  • Date Sugar is made from dehydrated ground up dried dates to produce a sugar. Retaining many of the nutritional benefits of dates, it has a rich sweet flavor that replaces brown sugar. Unfortunately it doesn’t melt and is difficult to dissolve so it is unsuitable for use in drinks and some baking recipes.

  • Honey is twice as sweet as a sugar so you only have to use half as much. Honey that has been organically and locally produced can reap a wide range of benefits. Packed with vitamins, has antimicrobial properties and has a wide variety of flavors according to what the bees ate.

  • Maple Syrup boasts a distinctive taste and can replace regular sugar.

  • Fruit juice is a great of adding natural sugar into baking cakes and cookies.

  • Molasses is a by product of the sugar production process. It is sweeter than sugar and a great source of iron and calcium.

Alternatives To Sugar Replacement Chart
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Sugar is “empty” calories – it has no essential nutrients, but creates a large amount of short term energy that once used can lead to a crash in energy levels. Many studies show that sugar can have devastating effects on metabolism, insulin resistance, high triglycerides, increased levels of the harmful cholesterol and increased fat accumulation in the liver and abdominal cavity.

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It can be downright shocking to read nutrition information labels on processed boxed foods to see the level of sugar content.  Should BBQ sauce really have 44 grams of sugar ?

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Melissa Francis
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Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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