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Looking for healthier sugar alternatives? Here are 5 natural sweeteners you can add to your meals

Published on May 28, 2021 01:26 PM IST

To live a healthy life you need to cut down on a lot of food that can cause damage to your body. Out of the many, sugar is one item you need to remove from your list and replace with healthier alternatives.

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Consumption of excessive sugar may lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. If you cannot completely stay away from sugar then you can replace it with these healthy alternatives.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 28, 2021 01:26 PM IST

Consumption of excessive sugar may lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. If you cannot completely stay away from sugar then you can replace it with these healthy alternatives.(Unsplash)

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Maple syrup contains a high amount of minerals, including calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and manganese and is high in antioxidants.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Maple syrup contains a high amount of minerals, including calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and manganese and is high in antioxidants.(Unsplash)

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Jaggery is a natural sweetener and is made from the juice of sugarcane. It is rich in antioxidants and minerals. It not only helps clean the respiratory and digestive tracts but also detoxes your entire body.(File image) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 28, 2021 01:26 PM IST

Jaggery is a natural sweetener and is made from the juice of sugarcane. It is rich in antioxidants and minerals. It not only helps clean the respiratory and digestive tracts but also detoxes your entire body.(File image)

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Honey is a great alternative since it is packed with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Honey is a great alternative since it is packed with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.(Unsplash)

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Dates are a good natural sweetener as it has a lot of nutrients. You can make it into a paste and use it in your meals.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Dates are a good natural sweetener as it has a lot of nutrients. You can make it into a paste and use it in your meals.(Unsplash)

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Coconut sugar is unrefined so it does not lead to fluctuations in blood sugar. It might not be a great alternative if you want to lose weight since it contains the same amount of calories as table sugar, and is high in carbohydrates and fructose.(File image) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 28, 2021 01:26 PM IST

Coconut sugar is unrefined so it does not lead to fluctuations in blood sugar. It might not be a great alternative if you want to lose weight since it contains the same amount of calories as table sugar, and is high in carbohydrates and fructose.(File image)

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