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After mechanized harvesting of sugarcane stalks and beets, white sugar is washed, milled, extracted, juiced, filtered, purified, vacuumed and.finally, condensed. Alternatives such as maple syrup and honey, on the other hand, are natural, containing at least small amounts of antioxidants, vitamins or minerals. Organic Coconut Sugar contains antioxidants, iron, calcium and potassium. Sugar alternatives aren’t hugely lower in calories but their lower glycemic index numbers mean fewer bloodsugar spikes.

IF you’re trying to get healthy, ditching sugar is a great place to start. The average Brit eats about 59g a day – nearly twice the suggested daily maximum. Here we look at healthier alternatives to satisfy a sweet tooth, while our beauty expert puts eyelash curlers to the test. Health. with Jane Atkinson.

Organic Coconut Sugar. These healthier sugar alternatives to satisfy a sweet tooth without the health risks IF you’re trying to get healthy, ditching sugar is a great place to start. The average Brit eats about 59g a day – nearly twice the suggested daily maximum.

How sweet it is: An examination of alternatives to sugar People who want to limit their use of sugar may encounter three sets of alternative sweeteners. The first set, the artificial sweeteners, provide no energy and are sometimes referred to as non-nutritive sweeteners. The second set, the sugar. Allulose is actually a type of sugar that occurs naturally in some foods.

So this is a safer and better alternative to other artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharine, sucralose and neotam. It is popular for being the “healthier” alternative to a sugar substitute. Although stevia has been proven to lower insulin levels and help those with diabetes, it is still possible for someone to have a misconceived perception of their “sweet” intake. Several natural sweeteners are often used by health-conscious people in place of sugar.

These include coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup, and molasses. These natural sugar alternatives may. Healthier sugar alternatives to try. Sugar plays an important role in our lives.

Many of us are not able to imagine drinking a cup of coffee without sugar. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of alternatives, so you can give it a try and use them for sweetening your tea or baking a cake. These healthier sugar alternatives to satisfy a sweet tooth without health risks IF you’re trying to get healthy, ditching sugar is a great place to start.

The average Brit eats about 59g a day – nearly twice the suggested daily maximum.

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The use of artificial non-nutritive sweeteners and the bulk nutritive sugar substitutes are not necessary in the management of diabetes, but many people find their use improves the quality of their life and helps make dietary restrictions more acceptable.

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Clinical tests on crystalline fructose, and the herbs stevia rebaudiana and gymnema sylvestre, show good news for sugar disorders.

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In the Nurses’ Health cohort, researchers reported that those consuming 42 sugar-sweetened drinks per day had a 35% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease (fatal or non-fat myocardial infarction) than those consuming o1 per month.

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from Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition
by Elsevier Science
Elsevier Science, 2012

Alternative sweeteners include such nonsucrose sweeteners as dextrose (glucose), maltose, cor n syrup solids, honey, or molasses.

“Sugar: User's Guide To Sucrose” by Neil L. Pennington, Charles W. Baker, Sugar Association (U.S.)
from Sugar: User’s Guide To Sucrose
by Neil L. Pennington, Charles W. Baker, Sugar Association (U.S.)
Springer US, 1990

Clinical tests on crystalline fructose, and the herbs stevia and gymnema sylvestre, are good news for sugar disorders.

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Healthy Healing Publications, 2004

Sweeteners include the sugar substitutes saccharine, aspartame, sucralose, neotame and acesulfame-K. Fats Dietary fat provides energy, carries fat-soluble vitamins and provides essential fatty acids.

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Therefore, replacement of natural sugar with artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame, and sucrose, has been studied in detail and commercialized.

“Development and Manufacture of Yogurt and Other Functional Dairy Products” by Fatih Yildiz
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● Synthetic sweeteners such as saccharin are used as substitutes for sucrose in diabetes and obese persons in whom sugar intake must be reduced.

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Free sugars include added sugars plus sugars that are naturally present in honey, syrup, fruit juices, and fruit concentrates.

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S. Karger AG, 2019

Stevia, a herbal sugar replacement, is promoted in health-food stores as a safe alternative to artificial sweeteners (FSANZ 2008).

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  • I didn’t think that the ‘sweetness’ of aspartame is what causes the excitarory effect in the brain cells. Synthetic sugars do do that, Monk fruit which is sweeter than synthetic sugars, doesn’t do that.

  • Want to look up there products. Its so hard to find sugar free products in stores, If I had money I would open a store for sugar free products and low sugar products, and so many companies are still using saccharin in there sugar free products, even diet pop, even though they have been known to cause cancer. I think a store dedicated to good sugar free products would help so many people out considering the billions of us who have diabetes and can’t even find a good sugar free cookie out there. Thanks for the video it was short but sweet lol.

  • I tend to not need more than maple syrup in my life. I haven’t baked any sweets or made anything sweet and so long, I’m glad there’s something else besides plain sugar to try out in a recipe. Thank you!

  • Thomas are you familiar with miracle fruit? It has a molecule that attaches to the sour receptors on the tongue and tells the brain that anything sour is 100 times sweeter than sugar. very powerful I have twelve bushes in south Florida that produce year round. It has two problems. It spoils quickly although you can freeze it with some success. IT also has a very strong effect that most people wouldn’t tolerate on a regular basis.

  • This came at the best time for me, as I’m eliminating sugar due to high cholesterol levels. Can you address why agave nectar has gotten such a bad rap lately?

  • Still shouldn’t do any artificial sweeteners, kicks up insulin even though it doesn’t kick up blood sugar. The tongue responds to sweetness by releasing insulin. So eating any of them wont solve the base problem of obesity, which is insulin resistance. Eat in a small 8 hour time window in the day (Source The Obesity Code Jason Fung, or his guide to fasting.) This clears the insulin from you blood and slowly cures the resistance over time, reducing your bodies “set” weight. Keto helps in many of the same ways. A lot of people use it in combination with fasting. I do think Keto is unrealistically restrictive, though. Good for short term use while doing a daily 16 hour fast. That’s what I have found when I lost weight.

  • Seems everything sugar free is so expensive. There’s a store in Dallas who also sells on line Sugarless Delights and there prices have gone up alot, they even have a bakery, they are pricey though. ��

  • Is aspartame going to be good for you in the long run? Straight up, no, it’s not. Do you want to know why? Straight up, no, I’m not going to tell you.

  • Have a beverage that has sucralose and citric acid in it. Not consuming powdered version I believe but not sure how the processing plant might have prepared. Tastes really sweetis that safe other than being keto?

  • Omg ���� yes to stevia and aspartame and he says no to honey ���� i will just shut up…. Ehhhhh those coaches and poeple that believe them

  • I love agave so I’m very happy to see this, however, agave has got such a bad rap can you explain why? Is it true that it can promote diabetes even more rapidly than sugar?

  • Thank u Vince im I’m in hospital while they figure it out over my Chrons so I will come back on here when I can just wanted to thank you for your kind words and not forgetting your great videos. X

  • Thank you for talking about maltodextren / maltodextrose. It can wreak havoc on some peoples blood sugar levels. It’s an additive in many many processed foods.
    Also what about Xlythol? Is it a good one to use?

  • When ever I use a glycerin based sweetener for my coffee it raises my blood glucose. I highly disagree with you on glycerol getting a green check mark.

  • i have replaced regular white sugar in my coffee for Agave and i love it. its crazy but i am so used to it now that my coffee doesn’t taste the same when i use regular sugar. i also use raw honey for my tea and even for cooking. great video!

  • Hey, I just wanted to jump on here and let people know that Walmart is selling “monk fruit “. Look closely though at your labels because it’s the same thing like Splenda it has that extra additive in it so it doesn’t make it actual monk fruit.

  • Kind of sucks that a lot of people rely on you for information in regards to keto (as I did) but i had to research your information in this video more to find out whether these were ok while doing a ketogenic diet. Which they are not, they all spike insulin and agave is the worst. It would be nice if you referenced keto while doing these videos that get snuck in amongst your keto videos since this isn’t for people doing keto.

  • You don’t only live longer, but it also looks much longer…. Just joking… I’m 67, no medicine / therapy. But they were always laughing at me.. Were…

  • Giving aspartame the reluctant check actually made me respect this video more, I hate reading articles that really try to bury the fact that it doesn’t kick you out of keto. But yes, it is literally poison.

  • Can you recommend an agave brand name that it is the real thing without any adulterations? Thx. For such a great info!��������������

  • Based on testimonies from the 12K+ members in our corn allergy support groups, we have to avoid all synthetic sweeteners; because the primary source of these manufactured sweeteners is corn.

    Dextrose is corn sugar manufactured from cornstarch per CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATION 21CFR184.1857; therefore, glucose (blood sugar) is not dextrose (corn sugar) and dextrose (corn sugar) is not glucose (blood sugar). They may be biochemically identical (Molecular Formula: C6H12O6)]; however, not with regard to their allergenicity; e.g., glucose (blood sugar) cannot provoke an allergic response, whereas dextrose (corn sugar manufactured from cornstarch) can prove fatal to anyone with an IgE-mediated allergy to corn. It is for this reason that IV fluids to which corn sugar (dextrose) has been added are contraindicated for administration to corn-allergic patients.

    CORN SUGAR (DEXTROSE), CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATION 21CFR184.1857
    https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=184.1857

    Dextrose: Facts vs. Fiction
    https://cornallergyadvocacyresources.blogspot.com/2020/08/dextrose-facts-vs-fiction.html

    LACTATED RINGER’S IN 5% DEXTROSE CONTRAINDICATED FOR CORN-ALLERGIC PATIENTS
    https://cornallergyadvocacyresources.blogspot.com/2019/12/lactated-ringers-in-5-dextrose.html

    My July 2, 2020, Appeal to the NIH National Library of Medicine Re: PubChem CID 79025, Glucose (Blood Sugar) vs. Dextrose (Corn Sugar Derived from Cornstarch)
    https://cornallergyadvocacyresources.blogspot.com/2020/07/my-july-2-2020-appeal-to-nih-national.html

  • This video brought to you by the makers of monk fruit sweetener. Why do I now doubt the reliability of this video? Kind of sounds like when Cheerios gets the American heart association seal of approval?

  • I was told by the nurses in the hospital that Aspartame is poison so that should have a red X the other sugars that got a green check maybe okay for some people but everybody body is different you just have to see how your body responds to the ones that seem to be okay for your own body I’m not trying to be negative but these are the facts it’s like you can use aspartame and stay in ketosis but later die from using it not a very good choice.

  • Great video, Lacey! Thanks so much for breaking these products down. I love pure maple syrup and raw honey. But I have never used coconut sugar so I will give that a go! And my agave syrup will no longer get used. I had no idea it could contribute to raising blood cholesterol levels!

  • Being in the Middle East with lots of dates, I always use 3 pieces in my smoothies or make a paste of them that I use during baking.
    Not forgetting honey

  • studies have shown that artifical sweeteners can trigger an insulin response even tho they contain no carbs…just the sweet taste alone does it.

  • There are so many mixed messages ober artificial sweeteners and their effect on insulin. But what does the research day? E.g. will sucralose break a fast and impact health negatively?

  • EXCELLENT is EXACTLY the INFO i was looking for about “SAFEST SUGAR SUBSISTITUES”!!! Thank you so much and I will definately check out the website, referenced on the MonkFruit packaging, and that you recommend we check out at end of this presentation. Thank you I was just looking all this up online the other day (duh, i know youtube has a ‘Swift algorithm’ in my case (for me), I appreciate, as it often suggests a lot of product information that is ‘better’ than what I find in a ‘google search’ I do on my own if it didnt, I’d ‘block in my settings’ (which would reduce) this is ‘FIRST TIME’ at ‘actual YouTube video’ was listed in my ‘Home Page’, and “not just an ‘advertisement’… but i know is not a coincidence. Regardless this is primo info, and much better than what I found on my own, yet PRECISELY what I was searching, which I entered in google search as: “GI ranking of sugar substitutes”. So, ty, ty, ty!!! I’m still a fan of YouTube, use for more than 85% of my internet activity/entertainment and i’ve NO cable, so is saying a lot. Hope YouTube remains as good as is, ONLY CRITIQUE your ‘movie rental/purchase fees/prices are way too high!! Come up w/a monthly ‘unlimited’ rental rate, even if you scale by NEW release, than 1-3month old releases (ie, a surcharge for the new release) but your pricing is insanely high!!! Otherwise I’d be buying/renting 1-3 per week, especially of the brand new & newer releases!

  • Hey Vince!!!!! I use Stevia but this product looks intriguing!!!!! I just clicked the link. $17.99!!!!!! Too bad it’s so expensive. Boo �� Thanks for another great video��������

  • I watched this video hoping you would go into specifics of which Stevia brands is best to use. Seems all that I can find comes from China which makes me nervous.

  • I quitt sugar for over 2 years ago, and i quitt potatoes, rice and pasta AS well.I do not use any kind of fake sugar either.It happend that i eat a piece of cake or a chocolate, but that happend maybe three times a year.I do not think its difficult too stay away from sugar.I eat a lot of berries every day, and that is sweet enough for me..Love your Channel, its very interesting.

  • This review is very sus.
    Promoting a product for profit.
    No way giving full analysis of “other sweeteners”, for example;
    “glycerin is generally safe. It is not, however, calorie-free. In fact, glycerin contains slightly more calories than sugar—and it’s only about 60% as sweet”… and “One spoon of sugar contains 16 calories. To achieve the same sweetness it would be necessary to consume 40 calories of Glycerin”.
    Why on earth would you mix it in yogurt ffs.

  • Hi, How do you know that it does not raise your glycemic index? Because I was watching a video from a doctor that says it actually does though raise your glass I make where are you getting your findings from please respond thank you

  • You are exactly what I have been looking for… great inspiration. I was diagnosed with cirrhosis in March of last year and still do not know the exact cause. They are still searching for a possible underlying autoimmune disease. Immediately after being diagnosed with cirrhosis I took it upon myself to cut all processed foods and sugars and always looking for ideas and recipes. Most channels and sites are geared more towards vegetarian or gluten free. Keep it up!

  • I’m surprised that he didn’t mention Truvia, because it is almost entirely erythritol and barely any actual stevia in it. They did this because stevia is actually bad for you.

  • What about the sweetener called swerve? I have seen homemade keto ice cream recipes using that sweetener. I haven’t bought it yet because I’m not familiar with it. Is it good or bad?

  • Anything that turns into formaldehyde upon heating,is not fit to even be on the market,& is a danger to human health.Hence,no fake green check mark!!!!!!!Dispensing any form of ok on
    this product(nutra-tox) is dangerous

  • Thank you for breaking this down, earlier today I got in a heated discussion about “sweeteners” had a lady name drop some doctor that said Monk Fruit wasn’t a natural sweetener…Anyway, I just copied this link and dropped it in her messenger, we all should base our approach on facts.

  • What about lime and lemon juice? I hear they are keto friendly and will not kick you out of a fast when making drinks like refreshing electrolyte mixes or even apple cider vinegar drinks for fasting. Anybody have an idea on lemon and lime?

  • thank you for this video made sense, already using raw honey and will be buying the coconut sugar, I already use coconut water in my smoothies depending on what I put in it and unsweetened coconut milk also, I have cut down on my buying of pre-processed products that include sugar as my doctor said i’m not far from being diabetic so it’s a must & with all my other health issues it’s viral, so ur video and a few other food health videos are a big help and given me a good luck up the arse to get sorted so thank you ����������

  • So I was thinking of buying a (mostly) potassium and magnesium supplement by Swisse, but it contains Sucralose. I would hope sucralose in supplements does not come with maltodextrine? It is not listed anyway.

    E: oh it is listed, even pretty high up there… watch out

  • Your videos are great you help us all so much I’ve not been on proper lately as my chrons is flaring up again I have to go back in hospital I’ve been going back and two for weeks now just waiting for a place in theatre I wouldn’t stay in hospital until late they take me to theatre I’m still waiting for a slot then I can be put sleep as surgeons want to have a full look around my bowels any way take care can’t wait for next video vince thank you.

  • I want to ask about a recipe for orange chicken I saw someone making saying keto friendly using protein powder with seasonings to coat, and my question is, if I could just use almond flour instead.

  • As a small sustainable beekeeper in Florida I appreciate the medicinal value of truly raw unadulterated honey, but I also love to use a variety of natural sweeteners. Raw honey is such a gift from nature but I like to use it raw only, so I use other options with heated foods. Love your channel Thomas! I’m sharing on my apiary page. Please let me know if I can send you some really great clean honey & share with you how to spot a high quality honey producer.

  • What about raw sugar cane? Is this a bad sugar? This is what I switch to instead of white refine sugar.
    I’m new here but loving your videos. Starting meal prep for my two teens and to day.

  • Eat.
    Honey
    Canes sugar
    Maple syrup
    Coconut sugar
    Molasses
    All very healthy in moderation.
    Our body can’t live without sugar.
    JUST PLAIN OLD COMMON SENSE!

  • The truth is you NEVER want to eat any sweetener that is man made. Humans are not designed to eat man made chemicals.
    Natural sweeteners may be also bad, but they most likely don’t cause cancer. Chemicals cause cancer.
    The general rule is if we evolved eating it, it’s better than if we did not.

  • so you have kids and like me multiple.. how do you do their meals? how do you not mess up your progress when preparing or feeding your children? My kids are picky and moody and whiny lol so We eat a lot of the same hoping they will get tired of it and eat the healthier alternatives i offer at meals,( which hasn’t worked yet)! any insight would be appreciated! nobody has realistic videos on weight loss and kids! how do you do it!

  • Of all those mentioned this type 2 diabetic uses Raw honey, and Agave. But was wondering could I use Dates in my fruit and veggie smoothies? Has anyone tried that?

  • What is your favorite sweetener to use?

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  • thank you, this is very informative especially the monk fruit info. also the way you mark an “x” got me fucked up. they got progressively worse and worse lol

  • Love it! I have gone 4 months without processed sugars and felt awesome!:)I do eat fruits, maple syrup and honey in moderation. I love the way I feel and definitely have lost weight and feel so much happier with my life

  • I’ve used the stevia/monkfruit blend before which was really good! Starbucks usually carries the brand that I’ve had. Although I don’t normally buy it since it can be quite pricey. I prefer stevia for the price since I can find it at Aldi now and I also use agave for other things like pancakes. My dad is diabetic so I use stevia when I can in baked goods when I’m sharing with him. I try to balance out the bitterness stevia tends to have with some coconut sugar or sweeten it up more with fruit like apple sauce or ripe bananas. Monk fruit is pretty awesome though! Maybe after some time the price will go down a bit. I know stevia was more expensive when it first came out. Thanks for the informative video!

  • What are your thoughts on Allulose?? Want to use it to make Keto Ice cream since if gives the ice cream a better creamy consistency, but I want your thoughts and couldn’t find something you talking about it lol

  • Monkfruit sweeteners really aren’t 1:1 with sugar. Sugar is a lot sweeter. Also, while I like this sweetener combo, erythritol can have a cooling effect on the tongue, which is not particularly desirable in most applications. Finally, it’s very expensive compared to stevia, which also is a healthy choice.

  • Erythritol is no better than the rest…dont endorse this! It causes the same issues as the rest of the sugar subs. Use dates, pineapple, ripened bananas, and so on for sources of sugar or sweetness…