The first thing all healthy eating practitioners recommend is cutting down on sugar. We ourselves know that sugar has few benefits for our health; In addition, its energy value is 398 kcal per 100 g. But it’s so hard to give up all sweet things!
Good news! We found 8 natural sweeteners that will help you easily forget about sugar.
8. Coconut Sugar
Despite its high energy value, coconut sugar has a low glycemic index (which means it is better assimilated) and many other benefits. Plus, it’s simply delicious, so much better than regular sugar.
Where to add: Anywhere instead of sugar.
7. Barley Malt
Surprisingly, barley malt is also an excellent substitute for sugar. It stimulates the metabolism, strengthens the immune system, and even improves vision.
Where to add: Barley malt is used for baking. It gives the dough a special flavor and a crispy crust.
6. Agave Syrup
Although caloric, agave syrup is much sweeter than sugar, which means it can be added in smaller amounts. Of course, it is also much healthier as it is rich in potassium, calcium, and iron.
Where to add: Drinks and cocktails. It is not as thick as honey and it dissolves perfectly in water.
Thick, sweet molasses is rich in minerals and vitamins B, and it tastes so much like sugar that you might not even notice a difference.
Where to add: Ideal for pastries and desserts.
Dates are healthy and nutritious fruits, often recommended as a healthy snack. It turns out that they can also be used to replace sugar.
Where to Add: Of course, you can’t add them directly to tea or coffee, but they can easily replace cookies. Or you can get date syrup and add it to anything you can think of. There is also a date paste that can be included in dessert recipes.
3. Mulberry Syrup
In the East, the mulberry is called “the queen of berries” for its healing properties. Mulberry syrup preserves these properties, in addition to giving food a specific flavor.
Where to add: Drinks and desserts.
2. Sorghum Sugar
Produced from the sweet sap of sorghum, sorghum sugar has been used in China since ancient times and is known for its health benefits. It also contains about half the calories of common sugar.
Where to add: Drinks, pasta, desserts.
1. Liquid Grape Sugar
Grape sugar has recently risen to the top, threatening to topple common sugar. It even gained fame as a means of prolonging life. Its strengths are the low-calorie content, clean production, and healthy properties.
Where to add: Drinks, pasta, desserts, marinades.
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