Sugar is in almost all processed foods we consume on a daily basis. From sweets to salty foods. It’s widely used in canned foods to increase shelf life. Each of the following health issues and serious diseases have been linked to sugar consumption: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, leaky gut syndrome, chronic lung disease, candida, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, Chron’s, yeast infections, depression, brain fog, acne, eczema and nutritional deficiencies. Simply said, sugar equals disease. You have many reasons to overcome your sugar habit to reclaim your health. End your cravings with some of the best natural sugar substitutes.
Stevia is a sugar substitute that has been used for for over a thousand years in South America and for more than thirty years in Japan. In the recent years, this sweetener has gained an immense attention in many countries world wide. What makes Sevia one of the best natural sugar substitutes is the fact that it is about 40 times sweeter than sugar but contains zero calories, and is proven to be safer than other artificial sugar alternatives. Stevia comes in a variety of forms, among which the most popular on the Australian market are Stevia liquid drops and powder. You can add it in your coffee, tea, smoothie and even home-made pudding or baked goods. Although this sweetener is much more sweeter than sugar, it doesn’t raise your blood sugar levels. Thus, Stevia is a good option for you if you have blood sugar issues, diabetes or if you want to loose weight.
Speaking of the best natural sugar substitutes we cannot skip honey. Honey is a completely natural product you can use as a substitute in your tea, breakfast smoothie, oatmeal and in baked goods as well. Aside from being a sugar, honey is a food that contains an array of essential nutrients such as: amino acids, antioxidants, antimicrobial components, vitamins, magnesium, iron, calcium and much more. Honey has been proven to improve and protect health on many ways. For example it can reduce allergy symptoms, improve skin and treat skin issues, improve digestion, boost the immune system and more.
You dentist has always been telling you that you should reduce the amount of sugar in your diet. Right? That’s because sugar has been proven to lead to various dental problems such as cavities and gum disease. However, this doesn’t mean that you should give up on your favourite sweet taste. Luckily, there’s a sweet solution that is actually good for your teeth – Xylitol, a natural crystallising carbohydrate compound that is found and plants. Xylitol has all the taste effects of sugar but causes with none of the harmful health effects. It does not generate plague like sugar does. That’s because it neutralizes many of the natural acids that we ingest from eating. By minimizing the formation of plague in your mouth this sugar substitute can actually help you reduce the risk of tooth decay, cavities and gum diseases.