Sugar is Sugar is Sugar
“But what about honey?”
“I heard agave nectar is so good for you!”
“Coconut sugar is definitely super healthy!”
I’m here today to be the loving bearer of bad news, my friend.
No matter how you slice it, all sweeteners are still SUGAR.
Sure, different sources of sugars are made of different compounds and interact with your body on somewhat different levels, but at the end of the day…
SUGAR IS SUGAR
And we can’t change it.
Sugar negatively affects our health from our waistlines to our teeth to our hunger, energy, & cravings all the way to our hormones.
Our biology simply hasn’t caught up to deal with this. We eat more sugar in a week now than humans used to eat in a year just a century ago and it gets worse by the decade.
I’m not here to convince you to give up sugar.
I am here to tell you that there’s no “healthy” sugar or sugar substitute no matter how you slice it.
So, if you’re trying to reduce sugar or give it up entirely, there’s no real alternative aside from naturally sweet substances like fruits that also contain fiber.
It’s also true that the less sugar you eat, the less you’ll crave.
While you don’t have to cut sugar entirely overnight, every single one of us should be aiming to have sugar in our diet as minimally as possible for optimal health. Less than 50 grams / day is a great goal. and this is including fruit.
If you are going to choose a sweetener- here are a few best choices and tips.
-stay away from white sugar
-Coconut sugar, raw organic honey, real maple syrup or Raw Stevia or dates as slightly better options.
-Organic Fruit is always a better choice for a sweet treat
-Apples, pears and berries have the least amount of sugar
I’m curious – what’s your relationship with sugar? Are you trying to curb it? If so, how’s that going? Reply below and let me know!
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.