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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sweeteners - how I love/hate thee

There are so many sweeteners out there, it is hard to decide which one (if any) you want for your family. Raw Honey, Maple syrup, Coconut Syrup & Coconut Nectar, Stevia , Date Syrup, Agave Syrup or Yacon Syrup ( Yacon ) etc...etc....etc....

Some of these sweeteners were still so unpublicized that finding info on them was difficult at best. So as much as I would prefer a scientific link for them, it just wasn't out there. But I think if you're interested in one, I've given you enough to get you started on the road to learning more. Please come back and let us know what sweeteners you have tried and liked.

Ok, here's a quick and dirty for the ones I could find. If there is no number, it is because The Glycemic Index people have not yet added it to their list. It should be somewhere around where it is written according to the info I could find. The  glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Pertinent to a discussion on sweeteners, I'd say, No?

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?


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