Raw Honey, Maple syrup, Coconut Syrup & Coconut Nectar, Stevia , Date Syrup, Agave Syrup or Yacon Syrup ( Yacon ) etc...etc....etc....
If you've ever actually read the blog, I clearly favor raw honey and I'll tell you why. It's natural, a super food, pure and simple. The same stuff they had back when the cave men would get stung trying to get it from a tree hive. That being said it is still sugar, and until recent developments we couldn't get it in ready supply with the exception of fruits and sweet veggies in season; so it goes without saying we too should be eating it rarely, just like we had to fight off the bees to get it .. *wink. But I'm still a total sweet tooth fiend, so I need something to get me into healthy land...sooo we use honey to help ease us all into a world where sugar is rare and raw... But let's not pretend for even a second that I am some wise guru on the subject (or any subject for that matter) I am just learning as I go - you guys just get to tag along you lucky ducks :o)
-more info to peruse...just a sample there are sooooo many online, I guess the debate continues.
Modern Sweeteners, what are they and what do they do?
Sugar the Bitter Truth (video)
Is Sugar Toxic?