What would life be like without a little sugar to make the medicine go down? Okay, I admit. I have a sweet tooth! I have greatly enjoyed exploring the world of natural sweeteners to replace the abundant processed and bleached sugar that is in most recipes and kitchens. Did you know that the average American consumes around 175 pounds of sugar per year (that’s 46 teaspoons a day)? If you evaluate food labels more closely you will be surprised to see Corn Syrup or High Fructose Corn Syrup in practically every item.
This website informed me that: Eating sugar depletes B vitamins (which leads to premenstrual symptoms and depression, my sisters), promotes Candida albicans, bone loss and tooth decay*. Then of course there is obesity, diabetes and heart disease since sugar raises blood sugar, triglycerides, and cholesterol.
Did you know that certain natural sweeteners actually have nutrients and minerals that are good for you? Keeping in mind that all things in moderation is always wise…
Here are some of my favorites and how to use them from my house to yours!