Healthy options that you will love even more …
Have you noticed that you have more anxiety, difficulty concentrating, constipation, headache, depression, hormonal imbalances, growth of parasites such as candida, fungal infections – such as vaginal fungus -, wrinkles and more gray hair than you would like? These symptoms can be caused by different reasons, but also, your body may be feeling a excessive consumption of sugar.
Leaving the sugar for now can be strong. Keep in mind that sugar is a highly addictive substance. Still, there are options. If you begin to use moderately natural sugars, which take time to metabolize in the body and do not contain chemical alterations, you can support yourself to put aside the refined sugars that create changes in blood sugar levels that are quite radical and harmful in very Little time.
What options do you have?
1. Brown rice syrup:
This is one of my favorites. It is a sugar that consists of cooked and ground brown rice in which its starches are converted into maltose. It tastes delicious with a touch of butterscotch. It is made of 50% complex carbohydrates, 45% maltose and 3% glucose. The little amount of glucose it contains is absorbed by the body quickly, while carbohydrates and maltose take longer to absorb, making it a gradual energizer.
2. Coconut sugar:
Another of my favorites, yes, in moderation. It is produced from the sap of the coconut palm flower. The nectar is collected and heated until it is caramelized and powdered – a powder that looks very much like brown sugar. It is a great sweetener because it has a low glycemic index that contains vitamins, minerals and fiber. You can substitute regular sugar 1: 1
3. Raw Honey:
This is one of my favorites. One of the oldest natural sweeteners and of course I recommend it in moderation. Depending on the area and the flowers, it can have different flavors and colors. Raw honey has small amounts of enzymes and minerals. It is also antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral. Consuming local raw honey is said to help level out allergy outbreaks in an area by bee pollen. Bees are endangered so buy it from reliable and fair sources. I also recommend not heating it, in Ayurveda it is understood that heating it can increase toxicities in the body.
4. Maple syrup:
It is made from the sage of maplehervida trees and some studies categorize it as an antioxidant and with anticancer properties. I recommend it in moderation. It offers a pleasant flavor and contrary to many natural alternatives, it is good for baking. Make sure it is 100% maple syrup and not combined with corn syrup. Grade B is said to have greater properties than grade A.
Organic molasses can be one of the most nutritious sweeteners derived from sugar cane. It is done by clarifying and mixing the cane juice extracts. The longer it boils, the less sweet, darker and more nutritious it becomes. Blackstrap is one of the most nutritious.