Sugar and artificial sweeteners can hijack our health and metabolism, and that’s why we should all be looking for healthier alternatives. Here are four natural options that are worth a shot.
You’re probably already familiar with this healthy sweetener, which comes from stevia leaves. It’s low in calorie, much sweeter than sucrose and comes with a long list of health benefits.
This natural sweetener should be consumed in moderation because it contains high level of fructose, but that doesn’t change the fact it’s rich in minerals, anti-oxidants and other healthy nutrients.
At the first glance, xylitol looks exactly like sugar, but actually comes with several great benefits. It has fewer calories and doesn’t spike blood sugar and insulin levels.
Yacon syrup originates from South America, just like stevia, and it comes with many health benefits thanks to its high amount of prebiotic fibers.