Top 10 Healthy And Natural Substitutes For Sugar

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Sugar is not always good for your health, but you can easily replace it! Here are five ideas for white sugar substitutes for your everyday recipes.

Sugar is found in all desserts.

Unfortunately, it’s not really the best thing we’ve invented for our health (even if, let’s face it, I could totally roll myself in it without complexes by singing a hymn to diabetes)…

Here Are 10 Natural Substitutes for Sugar :

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10. Honey

Honey is a sweet substance made by bees from the nectar of flowers. Composed of more than 80% carbohydrates, it is an energy-rich and relatively pure food directly assimilated by the body. It effectively replaces sugar in all hot and cold preparations.

Honey is full of vitamins (B group vitamins, vitamin C), minerals (potassium, phosphorus) and antioxidants (flavonoids). It has a high sweetening power (100 g of sugar corresponds to 70 g of honey) as well as a lower GI (60) but not enough to be effective in the treatment of diabetes.

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Honey is acceptable for cardiovascular diseases, limits the proliferation of cancer cells, strengthens the immune system and has an antibacterial effect. It is also effective for digestion thanks to its prebiotic action on the intestinal flora. However, it should be avoided in children under one year of age because it contains a bacterium that can develop in the digestive system and cause a disease called botulism.