You probably already know that sugar is terrible for your health. It can be the cause of diabetes, and obesity. It even feeds cancer cells.
To add to that, artificial sweeteners are terrible for your overall health and gut health as they can decimate your gut flora.
Many people have turned to stevia as a natural sweetener alternative. If you didn’t already know, Stevia is healthier than sugar or artificial sweeteners. Unfortunately, pure stevia doesn’t taste great. I personally need to blend it with something else.
But what about white sugar vs brown sugar, coconut sugar (the newcomer on the block), and also honey?
Today’s article talks about each, along with the positives and negatives…
Are “Natural” Sugars Any Better Than Refined White Sugar?
Although the harmful health effects of sugar are now indisputable, we are still eating an incredible amount of it.
In fact, the average American consumes three pounds of the sweet white poison per week! And it’s easy to understand why. As we’ve written about before, sugar is addictive, with some brain scans suggesting that it’s just as addictive as drugs like cocaine.
In light of this knowledge, many people are attempting to choose a “healthier” sugar, opting for the more natural sugar options at the grocery stores. You’ve probably seen many of these yourself.
So what are these natural options, and are they any better for you than refined white sugar?