How To Sweeten More Naturally

It’s about time you break the habit when it comes to sweetening your food with the typical brown and white stuff. There are far more natural ways, that you may or may not know, which are amazingly health-friendly and organic. I mean, who are we kidding? We’re being reminded on a daily basis how sugar can be the leading reasons behind cancer, obesity, and diabetes.

For a better you and to pass on this healthy habit to your loved ones, here are the top options on how to sweeten more naturally:

  • Stevia – Stevia is an herb and even comes with medicinal benefits when you choose a healthy kind. Many brands on the market and at the store contain additives like maltodextrin, dextrose, inulin, and erithrytol so always avoid those when possible. [1]
  • Coconut Sugar – The coconut nectar is heated until the water evaporates and then the caramelized nectar is dried and ground into granules. Coconut sugar is a good source of potassium, iron, and vitamins. [2]
  • Real Maple Syrup – Maple syrup has a much lower fructose content than agave. It adds a pleasant flavor to foods and is great for baking. Be sure to buy 100% pure maple syrup and not maple-flavored corn syrup. [2]
  • Bananas –  Bananas are a favorite way for many people to sweeten up smoothies but you can use them in many other recipes too. Puree ripe bananas and use them in baked goods to replace eggs, butter, and sugar. [1]
  • Cinnamon – This spice can be used in just about anything. Cinnamon has a wonderful sweet flavor and can be used as a ground powder or dried stick. A small amount of cinnamon goes a long way. [3]
  • Raw Honey – Raw honey contains amounts of enzymes, minerals, and vitamins, so it’s important to look for raw on the label because the pasteurization process with kill most of the good stuff in it. [2]

These natural sweeteners we provided you are the easy-to-find ones in your local market. Don’t think twice for a healthy change. Say yes to organic.

[1] https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/how-to-sweeten-your-recipes-the-natural-way-no-sugar-needed/

[2] https://www.elizabethrider.com/5-best-natural-sweeteners/

[3] https://thegreencatva.com/2018/06/16/7-ways-to-sweeten-your-beverages-and-foods-naturally/

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