7 Healthier Alternatives To Sugar

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Sugar is a must add ingredient to a cup of tea or coffee. We, as Indians, cannot live without these sweet little granules added to our diet, which is why Boldsky has suggested you take this sweetness to a whole new level!

What if we told you today that there are 7 alternatives to white sugar, will you try them out? According to health experts, it is stated that these 7 sugar types are much better than the white sugar granules that you usually consume, simply because these 7 have much more health value and nutrition associated with them.

Brown sugar is commonly used today by a lot of Indians, gur or jaggery too. However, maple syrup and grated coconut are still not friendly, says a health expert. These sugar alternatives are available at every store, and the best part of using these sweet treats is that you will not add on the calories, unlike white sugar.

These options are also healthy for diabetic patients, since they don't interfere in the regulation of insulin level. So, the next time you brew a hot cup of coffee, make sure you use these healthy sugar alternatives instead of white sugar.


Brown Sugar:

Adding a tablespoon of brown sugar to your cup of tea can be very beneficial to your health. Brown sugar is loaded with minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron), which can help boost your immunity and keep diseases at bay.



Dates are extremely healthy and are considered to be a safe option for diabetic patients to choose over white sugar. Dates can be crushed or can be made into a syrup and then added to tea or coffee. Make sure to add a little, as date syrup can be extremely sweet.



One tablespoon of honey is much better than a teaspoon of white sugar. Honey is not only good for the heart, but it is also beneficial for weight loss.



Grated coconut is healthy and is one of the many best alternatives to sugar. Though you cannot add grated coconut to tea or coffee, you can however add this treat to other sweet dishes.


Fruit Juice:

Fruit juice added to certain dishes instead of sugar is healthier. Fruit juice contains nutrients and vitamins that are much more beneficial than a tablespoon of white sugar.



Gur or jaggery is a favourite food substance among Indians. Gur can be added to a cup of tea or coffee and it is healthier for the heart and blood, since it contains properties that improves your blood circulation.


Maple Syrup:

Maple syrup is good for diabetic individuals and it also helps in reducing the pounds. Therefore, instead of white sugar, add maple syrup to that slice of bread.

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Story first published: Saturday, January 9, 2016, 9:00 [IST]
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