With obesity and type 2 diabetes on the rise, it's best to reduce the consumption of refined white table sugar. Amazingly enough, it is still possible to enjoy delicious food preparations, sweetened with natural sugar substitutes that do not cause high blood glucose levels, are low in calories and, in some cases protect against tooth decay.
Here's a list of recipes that use these natural sweeteners:
1. Erythritol: Pumpkin spice cookies
2. Agave nectar: Double chocolate chip cookies
3. Rice syrup: Coconut macaroons
4. Barley syrup: Crispy grain and nut bars
These sweeteners contain different levels of sweetness. Some equal the sweetness of sugar and others do not.
If you’re interested in maintaining a healthy diet for yourself and your family, it helps to know which sugar replacement works best and tastes best in which kinds of food preparations.