Give Up Refined Sugar by Using these Healthy Alternatives
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Craving for something sugary? Is your tongue longing for a dessert? In spite of knowing the consequences of eating sugar in excess, most of us just can’t give up our sugar cravings. We have to have something sweet after we finish a meal and then we can’t resist that sweet cake that’s kept in the pantry. Kicking that sugar habit is essential in order to control excess weight gain. An obese person is more likely to contract a number of diseases such as diabetes, heart trouble, kidney disease and cancer of various types. Obesity is the root cause of various health problems since excess fat in the body affects all functions of our body.
It’s high time we did something about it. Ok! We know it isn’t easy to give up sugar. Agreed but then what’s the solution? Well, here are some healthy alternatives to sugar, which won’t make your blood sugar levels shoot up and still satisfy your palate:
Cinnamon powder – This spice with an aromatic flavor has a slightly sweet taste and it can be added to your tea or coffee in a powdered form in place of sugar. It will add taste to your morning beverage without any calories.
Honey – Derived from honey bees, honey is one of the healthiest alternatives of sugar. Add it to hot tea, coffee, milk, desserts and you can even use it as a salad dressing. Honey is loaded with antioxidants and is extremely good for the skin.
Raisins – When you’re baking a cake, just take some raisins, grind them and add them to the cake in place of sugar. They help to sweeten your cake naturally and are very nutritious. Raisins contain lot of fiber and antioxidants. You can also pop 3-4 raisins in your mouth after a meal to sweeten your tongue.
Cranberries – This berry family fruit is naturally sweet and contains various nutrients such as Vitamins, minerals and fiber. They help to maintain healthy bones, skin and muscles. Grind them and add them to your muffins for a deliciously sweet flavour.
Banana – Pureed bananas can be used to sweeten your puddings and they won’t add any extra calories too. Loaded with dietary fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and potassium, it is a super fruit which is not only easy to digest but is also good for your heart and for improving diabetes.
Fruit Infused Water – Remove those aerated drinks and energy drinks from your refrigerator; drink fruit infused water to quench your thirst. It is very easy to prepare, has zero calories and is naturally sweetened by the fruits. It helps to boost your metabolism and helps to detox the body as well. You can use any combination of fruits and vegetables in an infuser bottle and enjoy the flavored water.
Now, you don’t have to stop your hands from grabbing the sweet stuff you’re going to have, since it is healthy!
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