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Diana Compares 5 Sugars

Sugar! Yes that is one big topic for many of us and certainly has been for me all of my adult life. I am a confirmed sugar addict.

In the following video I compare stevia, brown rice syrup, honey, molasses and agave. and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each. I also deal with specific questions.

Once you admit to an addiction, that is a good beginning. An honest sugar addict sees that it is important to take practical steps, like not having cupboards full of candies, cookies or cakes made with sugar. I have not bought white sugar for over 30 years. See: 7 Tips to Reduce Sugar Cravings

I have spent a good part of my adult life figuring out how to have sweet yummies in my life without them being harmful to my well being.

The main one I use is a properly processed stevia because I know that one is the best for my body as it has no calories and does not put my blood sugar into swings. It’s also one of the most alkaline sugars. There are a few others I use occasionally.

There are other sugars I use occasionally but did not highlight them in this class since we were about to make uncooked sweets like Raw Apricot Coconut Balls, Carob Bliss Balls and Peanut Butter Bliss Balls (these recipes are coming soon).

I had no idea that it was going to be filmed; Randy just showed up with his camera and started filming my class.

More great articles on sugar and recipes with healthy sugar on next page.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


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6:19AM PDT on Aug 31, 2013

Thanks a lot, for sharing!

1:55AM PDT on Aug 30, 2013

Thank you :)

1:34PM PDT on Aug 21, 2013


5:40AM PDT on Aug 9, 2013

I have always wanted to try stevia!
The great thing is that you can get it in liquid OR granulated/powdered form.
Also, although it has been known to have a bitter aftertaste, there are special brands which exclude the bitter compound through non chemical refinement.

Plus, since stevia is a plant, using it could be a great way to support a sustainable or fair trade farming organisation, if any exist for it.

10:57AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

wish I could find one that isn't bad for you!

10:52AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

Thank you!

5:45AM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

We can't win!!!

5:37PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

Thank you

9:29PM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

No, Stevia has turned out be not good for you after all. Erythritol is supposed to be the healthiest sugar, it is actually a prebiotic as well.

11:46AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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