“But what about honey?”
“I heard agave nectar is so good for you!”
“Coconut sugar is definitely super healthy!”
I’m here today to be the loving bearer of bad news, my friend. ☺
No matter how you slice is, all sweeteners are still SUGAR.
Sure, different sources of sugars are made of different compounds and interact with your body on somewhat different levels, but at the end of the day…
SUGAR IS SUGAR
And we can’t change it.
Sugar negatively affects our health from our waistlines to our teeth to our hunger, energy, & cravings all the way to our hormones.
Our biology simply hasn’t caught up to deal with this.
We eat more sugar in a week now than humans used to eat in a year just a century ago and it gets worse by the decade.
I’m not here to convince you to give up sugar.
I am here to tell you that there’s no “healthy” sugar or sugar substitute no matter how you slice it.
So, if you’re trying to reduce sugar or give it up entirely, there’s no real alternative aside from naturally sweet substances like fruits that also contain fiber.
It’s also true that the less sugar you eat, the less you’ll crave.
While you don’t have to cut sugar entirely overnight, every single one of us should be aiming to have sugar in our diet as minimally as possible for optimal health.
I’m curious – what’s your relationship with sugar? Are you trying to curb it? If so, how’s that going?