My Top 5 Sugar Swaps

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:36

#1 - Apple Sauce

Organic apple sauce is a far healthier potion than processed sugar and can be substituted for sugar equally: 1 cup applesauce for 1 cup sugar. However, because applesauce is a wet ingredient, reduce the amount of another liquid, such as milk or water, by one quarter.

#2 - Coconut Sugar

Coconut sugars main benefit over the regular table variety is that it has the benefit of minerals like iron, zinc, calcium and potassium, along with some short-chain fatty acids, polyphenols, and antioxidants. It also contains inulin (a fiber), which may help keep blood sugar from spiking and aids in digestion. Simply swap regular sugar with coconut sugar at a 1:1 ratio. Yup, it’s that easy.

#3 - Swerve

It has zero calories, zero net carbs and is certified non-GMO and non-glycemic, which means it does not raise your blood sugar. Unlike aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin it isn’t toxic to your body and is made from three ingredients: erythritol, oligosaccharides and natural flavor. The only thing – swerve is a sugar alcohol which means it can upset your tummy as it isn’t digested by the lower intestine. So don’t overconsume!

#4 - Stevia

Personally I don’t love the taste of this one, but Stevia is one of the more popular low-carb and zero cal sweeteners. It’s not toxic to our bodies as it’s made from the stevia plant. Just look on the back of the stevia package for serving recommendations, as it really does vary depending on what kind you use. 

#5 - Monk Fruit

Monk fruit extract contains zero calories, zero carbohydrates, zero sodium, and zero fat. It’s not toxic like the junk in the blue, yellow, or pink packets. And it even holds some anti-inflammatory properties. Use as a 1:1 sugar replacement.