It’s been well-documented that America has a sugar problem. It’s in everything from bread to marinara and peanut butter, and in copious amount compared to the rest of the world. Sugar has been found to increase risk of diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, acne, and so much more. If sugar is found in so many of our consumables, how then do we begin to detox from it and start consuming healthier options? Step one is to read the label. Figure out how much sugar is in the food products you buy most often. Figure out if there is a sugar-free alternative, if not, explore making your own! There are tons of recipes available, sugar-free, diabetic-friendly, keto. The online world lets us explore recipes at the touch of your fingertips. But sometimes, our sweet tooth can betray us. Today we’ll look at alternatives to sugar to sweeten our day!
Dolcedi brand sweetener is made from apples and is a great substitute for those with blood sugar concerns. Diabetic-friendly and with the consistency of honey, this sweetener is a great addition to your pantry! It has a much lower caloric count than honey but is not calorie-free.
Zero-calorie and zero-sugar, this sweetener is a surefire way to add some sweetness to your life! It’s also about 300 times sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a looooong way!
Acesulfame potassium, brand names Sunett or Sweet One
This artificial sweetener doesn’t contribute to tooth decay, is zero-calorie, and doesn’t affect blood sugar levels. It’s also heat-stable, so it’s great for baking with! It is also about 200 times sweeter than sugar, so you’ll have to convert your ratios for baking.
This unrefined beauty is packed with minerals, nutrients and vitamins. It doesn’t cause blood sugar fluctuations, but it has about the same calorie count as sugar. Not the best choice for those working on weight loss.
Dates are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. To make a paste, add ½ cup water, ½ cup warmed dates and a splash of vanilla extract and blend to a smooth consistency. Sweeter than sugar, date paste is used in smaller quantities than sugar.
Let us know your favorite health-conscious way to satisfy your sweet tooth!