5 Natural Alternatives for Sugar

Do you know many sugar substitutes are synthetic which are worst than real sugar, by consuming these substitute you may face many problems like hormonal imbalance, and chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Just think on our daily consumption of sugar from tea, coffee, cold drinks and processed items in every food you find large amount of sugar, which do not have any nutritional value.


In terms of calories honey and sugar has the same quantities of calorie but honey is processed one time and sugar is processed multiple times with the use of chemicals, which absolutely useless for nutrition of any kind. Honey is sweeter than sugar, so use it at a slightly less than sugar. Using honey instead of sugar will surely helps you to reduce your weight.Do you know many sugar substitutes are synthetic which are worst than real sugar, by consuming these options you may face many problems like hormonal imbalance


Stevia is a herb native to South America; Stevia is 300 times sweeter than sugar. There are many sugar-free brands available in the market but all these are artificial sweetener, Stevia is 100% calorie- free sweetener option, Stevia can help a diabetic patient to enjoy natural origin sweetness with reducing calories. It is also a health tonic and treatment for high blood pressure, heartburn, gout and type 2 diabetes.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup can be the best substitute for sugar but it is little expensive than any other sugar substitute. You can also get maple sugar, which is made from dehydrated Maple syrup. Maple Syrup is great substitute in any cooking recipe; it gives rich flavor to cooking. It is three-time sweeter than white sugar with low calories so, be careful while using Maple Sugar use small quantity than white sugar.


Agave Syrup is similar to honey or maple syrup, but the taste is lighter and pure. It makes the perfect sweetener to replace the simply sweet flavor of traditional sugar. Agave syrup has lower-glycemic index than most sweetener options. It means when we consumed Agave Syrup it won’t cause a significant rise or fall in blood sugar.

Date Sugar

Date sugar is made from very finely chopped dry dates. This sugar is mainly used in baking as it does not dissolve well. It is more natural than white sugar because, it goes through minimal processing. Date sugar is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and iron so, it is health wise also good. One cup date sugar is equal to one cup brown sugar. Do not use it in to the liquid food.

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Written by Bhakti D

Bhakti is a dedicated full-time certified yoga instructor and follows yogic teachings as a way of life rather than a fitness goal. Yoga has helped her lead stress-free life for herself as well as has a calming influence on the family. After she realized the goodness of Yoga, she decided to pursue Yoga more seriously by building on Yoga related competencies. She has done a number of classrooms as well as one to one teaching sessions in Mumbai, helping her clientele achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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