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. For a more extensive list: 19 Different Sugars But Which are Healthy
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.
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. There are a few others I use occasionally.
This video is a snippet of what I have learned about a few of the sugars that I use and do not use. There are other sugars I use occasionally but did not highlight them in this class as we were about to make uncooked sweets like Raw Apricot Coconut Balls, Carob Bliss Balls and Peanut Butter Bliss Balls (recipes 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.
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About Diana Herrington
I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.