Sugar Alternatives


Not all sweeteners are created equal. Below is a list of sweeteners to use in place of white refined sugar (and turbinado sugar). Keep in mind some are better than others.


Natural, unrefined/raw sweeteners

(USE SPARINGLY. These still spike blood sugar.)

dates & date paste
maple syrup
raw honey


Healthy Sugar Substitutes

(Derived from plants. Won’t spike blood sugar.)

monk fruit, lo han guo


Controversial sweeteners

(Touted as low-glycemic. Use with CAUTION.)

agave nectar
coconut sugar
sugar alcohols

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s