In her previous post, Anna Steele explains the many reasons why refined processed white sugar is detrimental to your health and emotional well being and moods. In this post Anna talks about food you can turn to for natural sugar.
Here is a list of some of the sweetest and healthiest sugar alternatives and combinations for you.
Dates, figs and other dried fruits
These come packed with minerals naturally and can be blended together with other fruits to make puddings. Do not however mix fruit and nuts as fat and fruit cause sluggish digestion, bloating and create an acidic environment in the belly. However seeds such as sunflower, melon and sesame are ok and can be blended with the fruit family.
Cherries and berries
These highly mineralized fruits and are low in sugar, than say a watermelon. So if you have blood sugar issues go for fruits with a low glycemic* index. Plums are also in the low sugar index.
These gorgeous yellow gifts from nature are full of potassium and mood enhancing properties. Your brain chemistry will love you for eating a banana. And not only that the stomach settles on bananas if you’ve had any upsets.
This fruit is very filling and the water balances the electrolytes, hydrating and nourishing the cells. You can blend with other fruits to make a healthy dessert.
These are very good at balancing the blood sugar level and also act as a probiotic giving healthy gut bacteria.
Apple cider vinegar
This type of vinegar has many health benefits and again balancing for the sugar levels. Add to your salads or even drink a teaspoon with water before meals to help encourage better digestion.
*The glycemic index or glycaemic index (GI) is a number associated with a particular type of food that indicates the food’s effect on a person’s blood glucose (also called blood sugar) level. A value of 100 represents the standard, an equivalent amount of pure glucose.
Anna Steele was born in the UK and came to live in India in 2010. She has lived on Raw food for 11 years now and involved with healing modalities for over 2 decades. She is qualified in various body therapies including Yoga teaching, Reflexology, Integrative body massage, Therapeutic Counselling, Astrological and Tarot readings. She also works with a raw chef in Goa providing an inspiring totally Raw Vegan chemical-free healthy menu for events in and around Goa called Raw Rainbows. She has also recently trained in Rebirthing, a breathing system that is so powerful it can heal the deepest held patterns that have formulated since birth.