10 best Sugar Substitute Nutrition

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Source: healthline

By codingstreets

The next time that you want to add a touch of sweetness to your favorite  food or drink, you may want to carefully consider the sweetener you  use.

10. Molasses

Molasses makes a fine replacement for refined sugar, but you should limit your intake because it’s still a form of sugar.

9. Maple syrup

Despite having some beneficial nutrients and antioxidants,  maple syrup is still very high in sugar. It has a slightly lower GI  than regular sugar, but — like any sweetener — should be used in  moderation.

8. Honey

Honey is a thick, golden liquid produced by honeybees. It contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals.

7. Yacon syrup

Yacon syrup is extracted from the yacon plant (Smallanthus sonchifolius), which is native to South America. Eating large amounts — over 20 grams per day — may result in excessive gas, diarrhea, and stomach pain.

6. Applesauce and other fruit purées

Replacing sugar with applesauce — or purées of other fruits like bananas — is an excellent way to  reduce your refined sugar intake. Consider this swap in recipes for  cakes, cookies, muffins, and breads.

5. Dates

Dates are the dried fruits of the date palm tree. These sweet, chewy  fruits are an excellent alternative to refined sugar and offer several  health benefits.

4. Allulose

Allulose, also known as D-allulose, is a monosaccharide (or sugar) that exists naturally in certain fruits. It has 70% of the sweetness of table sugar and provides just 0.2 calories per gram.

3. Monk fruit sweetener

Even though monk fruit is about 300 times sweeter than table sugar, it  doesn’t contain any calories. This sweetness comes from compounds called  mogrosides, primarily mogroside V.

2. Sugar alcohols

Sugar alcohols, also known as polyols, are a type of carbohydrate naturally found in fruits and vegetables.

1. Stevia

Stevia is a natural sweetener that’s derived from the leaves of the South American shrub Stevia rebaudiana.

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