Despite the color—those pure white granules of sugar are in no way innocent! In fact; sugar has virtually zero nutritional value and too much of the fake sweet stuff carries a bevy of health risks. However, that doesn’t stop North Americans from downing an average of 60- to 160-pounds of sugar each year. Your favorite dessert, candy, cereal, soda, juice, they all feature added sweeteners that threaten your health, waistline, and teeth.
So before you reach for the white stuff to satisfy your sweet tooth, here are 9 satisfying sugar substitutes that are much healthier…
Honey, especially the all natural, wildflower variety, is a sweetener that actually contains small amounts of vitamins and minerals. It also doesn’t cause a drastic spike in blood sugar like sugar does, making it much gentler on the body. Just be careful to consume it in moderation as it still contains a lot of calories (about 45 per teaspoon).