Sugar is classed as a carbohydrate but can be divided into different sugar components.
Here is a break down of the components that can be found in our daily food intakes, such as fructose & sucrose which is in our fruits and vegetables, glucose can be sourced in table sugar, honey, milk products and cereal, galactose & lactose in milk products and maltose in malt products and some cereal.
Sugars are found in most of our daily intake of foods and are quite an addictive supplement in our day to day lifestyle. Sugar can be replaced with honey, agave(nectar), maple syrup or molasses.
Honey has a lower GI value than sugar, meaning that it does not raise blood sugar levels as quickly. Honey is sweeter than sugar, so you may use less of it, but is does have slightly more calories per teaspoon so it’s wise to keep a close eye on your portion sizes.
Agave nectar is a real sugar, as opposed to an artificial or non-nutritive sweetener. It has properties similar to many sugars with one important exception: its glycemic index is significantly lower. This makes it a healthier alternative to many processed and natural sweeteners.
Maple syrup is thinner than both honey and molasses. Therefore, it may produce a thinner and perhaps runnier result. Using either slightly less maple syrup or slightly more solid ingredients can help compensate for this discrepancy. As far as flavor is concerned, the differences for the most part will be predictable, as you are probably already familiar with the differences in taste between honey, molasses and maple syrup.
Benefits of cutting out sugar:
Our general health lifestyle with sugar is quite hard to obtain a balance because it consist throughout most of the foods we eat. By following the benefits stated below it will help to prevent high blood pressure and diabetes, one can feel better and have better wellness.
How to cut out sugar:
Stop Buying Processed Foods
Choose Whole, Fresh Fruit Over Juice, Dehydrated, or Other Fruit Products
Uptake water intake help the body function and eliminate any toxins
Instead of adding sugar to cereal or oatmeal, add fresh fruit (try bananas, cherries or strawberries) or dried fruit (raisins, cranberries or apricots).