The first thing that all healthy eating professionals recommend is to reduce 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 things sweet!
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 just delicious, so much better than regular sugar.
Where to add: Anywhere instead of sugar.
7. Barley malt
Surprisingly, barley malt is also an excellent sugar substitute. 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 taste 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 dissolves perfectly in water.
The thick, sweet molasses is rich in minerals and B vitamins, and tastes so much like sugar that you may not even know the 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. Blackberry Syrup
In the East, the mulberry is called “the queen of berries” for its healing properties. Blackberry 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 regular sugar.
Where to add: Drinks, pasta, desserts.
1. Liquid grape sugar
Grape sugar has recently risen to the top, threatening to topple regular sugar. It even gained fame as a means of prolonging life. Its strong points are its low caloric content, clean production and healthy properties.
Where to add: Drinks, pasta, desserts, marinades.
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