The latest research lists sugar as the number one culprit for everything from diabetes to obesity to bone loss. For those with a sweet tooth, consider a healthier version such as:
Stevia, commonly known as sweet leaf or sugar leaf, is grown for its sweet leaves. Stevia doesn’t appear to affect blood sugar as sugar does. It is much sweeter than an equal amount of sugar.
Agave nectar, also called agave syrup, is a low-glycemic natural sweetener commercially produced in Mexico from several kinds of agave plants. Agave is considered to be a great substitute for and sweeter than honey.
Honey comes in many varieties all of which offer an array of flavors. Many love to use honey because it contains vitamins and minerals.