Instead of white sugar

Mashed fruits and berries

For example mashed bananas are great in baking, ice cream or in the morning oatmeal. Dadles, dryed mango, raisins or fresh strawberries. There are so many different fruits and berries you can use as a natural sweetener, try all of them and find out which one fits to what.

Honey

It does not boast higher fructose levels, it contains cancer-defending antioxidants, and has been said to help alleviate allergy symptoms. It has a low glycemic index, so adding it to your tea or yogurt won’t lead to energy-busting blood sugar drops later in the day.

Blackstrap molasses/svart melass

It’s rich in iron, potassium, and calcium. One tpsp of blackstrap molasses provides more iron-but fewer calories and fat-than a three-ounce serving of red meat. Molasses is a syrupy by product. Sugar cane juice is boiled three times to extract the crystallized sugar, which first creates a light molasses, then a dark molasses, and finally, the super-concentrated, nutrient-rich blackstrap molasses.

Maple syrup/lönnsirap

It’s lower in calories and packed with more minerals than honey. In 2011, a pharmacist from the University of Rhode Island discovered 54 previously unknown compounds in maple syrup many of which were anti-inflammatory (which protects your heart) and exhibited cancer-fighting antioxidant properties. Make sure the label reads 100 percent maple syrup- not highfructose corn syrup or “natural maple flavoring”.

Yacon syrup

It’s harvested from a plant, which grows natively in the Andes in South America.
It’s high in fructo oligosaccharides, which function as soluble fibers that feed the good bacteria in the intestine (10, 20 ). Yacon syrup can help against constipation and it has various benefits due to the high amount of soluble fiber (30).
Don’t eat too much of it, it can create digestion problems.

Birch sugar/xylitol

Xylitol has some benefits for dental health, reducing the risk of cavities and dental decay (40, 50). It may also improve bone density, helping to prevent osteoporosis (60). Xylitol doesn’t raise blood sugar or insulin levels (70). Popular sugar alcohol sweeteners: xylitol, sorbitol, and erythritol.

 

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Josefin Wellsing says:

    Tack min ?lskade Veronika! Kommer du till GBG eller hur ser det ut f?r er n?sta tv? veckor? Puss puss Mamma

    Skickat fr?n min iPhone

    16 juli 2016 kl. 08:04 skrev Veronika Vasa <comment-reply@wordpress.com>:

    VeronikaVasa posted: ” Mashed fruits and berries For example mashed bananas are great in baking, ice cream or in the morning oatmeal. Dadles, dryed mango, raisins or fresh strawberries. There are so many different fruits and berries you can use as a natural sweetener, try al”

  2. What a great post! – I’m going to have to experiment with some of these alternatives.

  3. Great suggestions for replacing the refined white sugar! Who needs sugar anymore?

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