Natural sugar substitutes have gained great importance in recent years, since one of the greatest concerns of people, especially those who are concerned about their health, has been the excessive consumption of sugar. Sugar consumed in excess constitutes a serious health hazard. It is associated with tooth decay, overweight and obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.Fortunately, there is no need for sugar today. Rather, it is a matter of re-educating the palate and learning to eat healthily without sugar. Here are some of the substitutes that you can use to sweeten your recipes and that are very good alternatives to sugar.
Stevia as a natural sugar substitute
Stevia is a sweetener obtained from the Stevia Rebaudiana plant. Its sweet taste is due to the steviol glycoside compounds present in the leaves of the plant. SoriaNatural's non-GMO stevia plant extract yields 98% rebaudioside, a compound that is 200 times sweeter than sugar in proportion.
What are the benefits of stevia?
High sweetening value. It can be used in confectionery, although in smaller proportions.
It does not contain calories. Although this does not mean that we should abuse it.
It does not favor the appearance of dental caries. Sugar is one of the main causes of this type of oral problems.
Does not contain gluten
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans thanks to its vegetable origin.
Does not contain carbohydrates. Perfect for those who need to control their glycemia.
Stevia in liquid form is very versatile when it comes to use, also comes packaged in a practical and convenient bottle. It only contains steviol glycosides (11%), humectant (glycerin) and water.
Dates as a natural sugar substitute
Dates are known worldwide and yes, they are a great substitute for sugar, although obviously not for everything. It has a variety of origins, but is mainly found in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria. Desert areas where there is a lot of sun, although there are more than 100 types of date palms, so not all dates are the same. This fruit is ideal for use in confectionery, has great benefits and also has an exquisite flavor. Although it is necessary to say that it is not a food suitable for all kinds of public, specifically for diabetics.What are the benefits of dates?Dates are very energetic fruits due to their high carbohydrate content. They are also an important source of:
Vitamins A, C, D and B group.Iron, as well as magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.They are high in fiber and help in the digestion process.PANELA AS A NATURAL SUGAR SUBSTITUTEAnother natural sugar substitute is panela. Panela is pure and natural sugar, it is extracted directly from sugar cane and once it is dry it is crystallized. The panela you will find in Green Club is of 100% natural and organic origin. It is not refined or bleached, making it a healthier substitute for regular sugar. It can be used in the same way as sugar for confectionery, desserts, infusions or even to make jams.What does panela contain?It contains Vitamins A, C, D and E, but especially vitamin B group.It contains minerals such as calcium, copper, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. It is a food rich in carbohydrates.It is 100% vegetable and does not contain milk protein.It does not contain gluten.natural sugar substitutesPanela is a healthier natural sugar substitute.SWEETENERSSoria Natural liquid sweetener is a good substitute for white sugar, as it has a very low caloric intake, and is perfect for adding to both hot and cold drinks, yogurts or desserts. It has a beneficial effect on glucose. They do not have an addictive effect like sugars.These are some healthier alternatives to sugar. Although we recommend using sweeteners in moderation and that you try not to overdo it in the consumption of sugar in your diet.
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