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 molasses rapadura Healthy Sugar … More Sugar Alternatives
It used to be that you could find two grades of maple syrup on the shelves: grade B and grade A. However, in 2015 the USDA revised its standards to match those of Vermont. In place of the old system of Grades A, B and C/commercial, there are four levels of Grade A now available. … More Grades of Maple Syrup
You don’t have to eliminate sugar completely to experience increased health benefits. Refer to the “Sugar-Free Personalities” section, below, for a list of several sugar-free options you ultimately may want to incorporate into your lifestyle. Or feel free to create your own guidelines! Choose to have fun with this and share the excitement with others! … More What is Your Sugar Free Personality?
I recently found out that yet another friend of mine has been diagnosed with cancer. So listen — in terms of cancer and healing, sugar can be your Achille’s tendon and cancer’s best friend- not exactly an ideal situation. And even if you have never personally had cancer, I bet you can name at least … More Does Sugar Really Feed Cancer?
I won’t lie, remaining sugar free and dining our is where things can get tricky. You can’t read labels in a restaurant, and it can get tedious asking the waiter about all the possible hidden sugars in the dishes. But don’t let this keep you from enjoying an occasional meal out! If you do … More Eating Out Sugar-Free
Have you ever read the ingredients of your iodized salt? The 3rd ingredient listed is “dextrose” – just another name for sugar (derived from corn). It’s really not that much (listed as 1% or less of the salt). As Morton Salt states on their website, “…the amount of dextrose in salt is so small that … More Why is there sugar in my salt?
Yacon syrup and powder comes from the yacon root. It is low-glycemic (GI of 0), raw, low-calorie, and maintains all of its nutrients. It comes in both powder form or liquid form. I prefer the liquid, as it has a sweeter taste to it and is more versatile. Although I find the powder version perfect … More Yacon Syrup
I always have an eye and ear out for ways to eliminate sugar cravings and balance blood sugar levels. This month I did Dr. Hyman’s 10 Day Detox based on the Blood Sugar Solution. While the diet wasn’t ideal for me at this time, I (and the others I enlisted in this detox) did enjoy … More A Fiber to Manage Cravings
Agave nectar was long touted to be low glycemic in nature. Along with its mild flavor, super sweet factor, and inulin properties (prebiotic), it was a dream come true for many. The problem arose when studies on the negative health affects of fructose started coming out — many agave nectars are over 50% fructose. Furthermore, … More Is Agave Nectar Healthy?