There are many different names for sugar and while some are marketed as “healthier” options they all cause your blood sugar to rise.
This causes an inflammatory response in your body to help normalize your blood sugar again.
Things like agave, maple syrup, and honey, even though marketed as being healthier, all contain sugar.
Here are 3 of our favorite sugar substitutes:
- Cinnamon- add in your coffee or protein pancakes
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut- put in energy balls or oatmeal
- Unsweetened Applesauce- great for baking
The more sugar and sugar substitutes that you consume the greater you crave it! This is just as true for artificial sweeteners.
The next time you reach for that jar of sugar, I challenge you to try out one of our favorite sugar substitutes in your coffee or your recipe.