I gave up white sugar over a year ago. I only use "sugar" in my coffee, so I switched to brown rice syrup, which has worked out great. I made the choice to use brown rice syrup because it appeared to be the healthiest alternative. Now I'm reading that it contains a high amount of arsenic in it! Does anybody have an opinion on this, or an equally healthy alternative for a coffee sweetner?! Thanks in advance!
I would recommend agave nectar. I particularly like Madhava brand agave nectar, because the president of the company has been very transparent about their practices and how they process their agave. Another great option is coconut palm sugar. I use it in the place of brown sugar in recipes, and it also works well in a homemade hot chocolate mix I make. Maple syrup is another alternative you could consider as well, though it may be a bit pricey. Good luck with your quest for a new sweetener!
maple syrup is good (taste-wise) but it is very processed and high on the glycemic scale, too. stevia is a good healthy option (might taste a bit bitter at the beginning) and xylitol (made from birch). you can also check out coconut palm sugar (organic). or use a syrup made of dates blended with a little water;-)
Join the Discussion!
Login or create an account on The Kind Life today and you'll be able to leave comments, share photos and videos with friends, and participate in community events!