If you are someone who wishes to cut down on calories so that finally you can fit in your year-old bodycon dress, then you’re not alone. When it comes to keeping a count of your carbs, your sugar intake plays an important role. In fact, a recent study states that the more sugar you eat, the fewer nutrients the body consumes. It’s high time that you start keeping a strict watch on your sugar intake before it’s too late. But this healthy practice doesn’t have to be boring so to make your life a tad bit easier or ‘sweet’, we have done the hard work for you. Here are some sugar alternatives that will take care of your sugar cravings:
1.Stevia Leaf: Stevia is an intensively sweet-tasting leaf, originally native to South America. This sweetener has been around since the 16th
Century. It works great to add flavor to your choice of beverage or you can use to bake desserts.
2.Agave Nectar: Agave nectar is all in the rage in YT if you follow lifestyle Vloggers. Finish off your pancake with some agave on top or even use it to prep some lip-smacking sauces for your meal, there’s an endless possibility with this.
3.Coconut sugar: Coconut palm sugar contains healthy fats that help to prevent high cholesterol and heart diseases. Along with great taste, it also helps to maintain your body’s water content. Compared to regular sugar, this sweetener has a low-glycemic index.
4.Date syrup: As good as consuming dates alone, date syrup has a high fiber content with zero cholesterol. It is antioxidant in nature while containing at least 16 different kinds of vitamins and minerals. Need more reason?
5.Molasses: More on the thicker side, molasses have an intense flavor which adds a kick to any dish. Coming back to its nutritional values, this liquid contains a good amount of calcium with antioxidants. Did you know it is a good rich source of iron as well?
All of these are natural, vegan and diabetic friendly.
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