It’s not an exaggeration to say sugar can be an addiction. It’s been sneaking into our diets since we were kids, and now that we’re older we’re adding it to our diets with a packet (or three) of sugar in our coffee every morning, and that 3 pm sugary pick-me-up from the vending machine. In addition to overdoing it on the sugar, the majority of these sweets are over-processed and do nothing good for the body.
Here’s how to ditch the sweeteners and cure that sweet tooth for once and all: with fruits & raw honey!
Drop the artificial sweeteners. The name alone should be enough to deter you. Why would you want to put something “artificial” in your body? Instead, opt for raw honey.
Raw, unprocessed honey is loaded with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes. However, make sure you’re reading labels when shopping to avoid processed honey. Processed honey is no better than white table sugar, because it’s stripped of all the great nutrients we mentioned above.
And the very best alternative to get your sugar fix is going natural – with fruits!
Ban the candy bars, the ice creams, and the hard candies. It’s going to be tough, but it’s so worth it. Think natural sweetness as opposed to added sweetness. Guava is a great choice, and it’s loaded with vitamin C, so it’s good for blood circulation and improving the appearance of skin. All natural fruits are going to do great things for your body and appearance as opposed to processed sugar which leads to inflammation and breakouts.
Here are even more benefits to choosing the natural sweetness of fruits:
Some other sugary substitutes to consider include:
evaporated can juice, which doesn’t undergo the same degree of processing as refined sugar and retains more of its sugar cane nutrients; black strap molasses, which contains iron, calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese and potassium; and maple syrup, which is packed with zinc and manganese and can help balance cholesterol levels.
Obviously, all of these sugar substitutes should still be enjoyed in moderation, but they are a great alternative to regular, processed sugar.
How do you beat your sweet tooth?