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Dr Kathleen Hartford

Dr Kathleen Hartford

TREATING YOUR SWEET TOOTH WITH 4 SUGAR ALTERNATIVES

Are you addicted to sugar?

We live in a time of accelerated aging. Our cells are aging faster than our years and our bodies are creating diseases of aging at much higher levels and much lower ages. Diseases that used to be equated with aging, are now affecting even our children… I’m talking about obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and osteopenia. Most often these diseases are directly related to lifestyle choices including over consumption of sugar.

Americans consume a staggering amount of sugar. We all enjoy an occasional sweet treat, but we certainly don’t need the negative effects caused by refined sugar such as diabetes and obesity. All sugars should be consumed in moderation and if you already have diabetes, be sure to discuss your options with your doctor.

However, there are natural sugars that offer some antioxidants and nutrients that refined sugar doesn’t boast. Try these natural sugars when you need to curb your sweet tooth:

  1. Pure Honey is naturally derived and can aid in soothing a cough, boosting energy, treating wounds and even improving your scalp. As with any sweetener, honey should only be consumed in moderation (and if you have diabetes should be avoided all together).
                               RELATED: 21 Science-Backed Benefits of Honey
  2. Pure Maple Syrup is loaded with minerals and contains fewer calories than refined sugar. It is also lower in sodium than honey.
  3. Stevia makes an excellent sugar substitute for anyone who faces challenges with their blood sugar levels. Stevia has no calories or carbohydrates..
  4. Date Sugar is a sugar substitute that is made from the date fruit where the date is dried and then finely grated into a sugar-like consistency. It is minimally processed and contains more antioxidants in its raw form.

Ready to become your best self? The Fit, Fun and Fabulous program stops and will reverse the accelerated aging process, which leads to the diseases of aging such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and lifestyle related cancers (all of which are now affecting our children). 

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