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Including dates, honey and ripe bananas .. 7 alternatives to white sugar

2019-12-10T18:22:23.624Z



Eating too much white sugar can increase your risk of obesity and tooth decay, and many people may find it difficult to dispense with its sweet taste, but fortunately there are good alternatives that are less dangerous to health.

And 100 grams of sugar contains approximately 400 calories, and it is completely lacking vitamins.

From a nutritional point of view, sugar is only an unnecessary fattening agent, and if you want a low-calorie alternative, there are the following sweeteners:

1- Zelitol
Zillitol contains 40% less calories than sugar, but be careful not to overuse it, as it may cause flatulence.

2- Erythritol
Erythritol is a sugar that has almost no calories, does not affect blood sugar levels, and can be seen in nutrients under the symbol "E968" (E968).

3- Stevia sugar
Stevia is 300 times sweeter than regular sugar, so you should pay attention during its use in sweetening food, and the advantage of this white powder is that it does not contain any calories, but one needs to first get used to its taste.

4- Saccharin and aspartame
They have a much higher sweetening ability than sugar, and are calorie-free.

5- Ripe bananas
Anyone who wants to sweeten without any chemicals can resort to ripe bananas, and it can be recognized from the dark brown color on its peel, but during drinking coffee for example you will not enjoy much bananas, but to sweeten cakes and biscuits, the fruit is excellent, however bananas may raise blood sugar If you have diabetes, take it in moderation.

6- Honey
If you want a sweet taste, you should have honey, but it contains calories close to those in regular sugar, but it remains a better option because of its greater nutritional value due to its components of minerals, proteins and vitamins.

It is said to have an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect, but remember that a temperature above 40 degrees Celsius will destroy many important nutrients in it.

Also you should pay attention to the fact that honey raises blood sugar and causes tooth decay, so use it wisely and do not exaggerate, brushing your teeth after eating it.

7- Dates
It can be used pureed as a sweet ingredient in baking. It contains vitamin B6, iron and magnesium, but it also raises blood sugar and leads to tooth decay.

Source: aljazeera

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