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Replace Sugar with These 10 Healthy Substitutes

 Healthy eating practitioners are always recommending us to cut down on sugar. We all know ourselves that sugar damages our health, but it’s so difficult to say no to this sweet delight. Thankfully, there are 10 natural sweeteners that’ll help you forget all about sugar.

 

 
 
1. Coconut Sugar

Despite the fact that it contains 375 calories per 100g, coconut sugar has a low glycemic index and it is loaded with minerals, phytonutrients, and vitamins. Furthermore, it tastes absolutely delicious – much better than normal sugar.

Where to use: Anywhere instead of normal sugar.

2. Barley Malt

This is an excellent substitute for sugar as it reinforces your immune system, boosts your metabolism, and improves eyesight.

Where to use: This should be used when baking as it gives the dough a special flavor and a crispy crust.

3. Molasses

This is rich in B vitamins and minerals, and tastes so much like normal sugar that you might not even be able to tell the difference.

Where to use: This is best used in baked foods and desserts.

4. Agave Syrup

Although it contains 310 calories per 100g, the fact it is much sweeter than sugar means it can be used in smaller quantities. It’s a much healthier option as it is full of iron, calcium, and potassium.

Where to use: Any beverages and cocktails. Agave syrup is not as thick as honey and dissolves easily in water.

5. Dates

These are a wholesome and nutritious fruit, that are often recommended as healthy snacks. It also turns out that they’re a good substitute for sugar.

Where to use: Sure, you can drop them straight into a cup of tea or coffee, but they can also easily take the place of biscuits. Or you can buy date syrup, and add it to anything you like.

6. Mulberry Syrup

In the East, the mulberry is known as “The Queen of Berries" due to its healing properties. Mulberry syrup contains all these properties, plus it gives a lovely taste to food.

Where to use: Beverages and desserts.

 

7. Sorghum Sugar

Made from the sap of sweet sorghum, this sugar has been used in China for centuries, and it is renowned for all the health benefits it brings. Furthermore, it also contains about half as many calories as sugar.

Where to use: Beverages, desserts, and dough

8. Maple Syrup

This tasty syrup decreases the risk of cancer and diabetes. It’s also low in calories and is extremely tasty.

Where to use: Salad dressings, dough, marinades.

9. Liquid Grape Sugar

Grape sugar is increasing in popularity, threatening to oust common sugar. It’s even believed to have the ability to prolong life. If that isn't enough, it’s also low in calories.

Where to use: Beverages, desserts, dough, marinades.

10. Stevia

This is top of the class among low-calorie sugar substitutes. Therefore, it’s highly popular among those who are trying to manage their weight. Not only does it have a mere 18 calories per 100 grams, but it’s also 25 times sweeter than sugar, so you only need a tiny amount of it.

Where to use: Anywhere instead of normal sugar

Source: brightside
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