Sugar comes in many forms, and I have tried to educate myself on how some products disguise or list sugar on their ingredient list. When I was loosing weight, I thought no-calorie sweeteners were the answer. Many are advertised as natural, but as soon as the next best option comes out, questions and health ramifications follow.
I am not here to tell you what to do or not do, and to tell you the truth, I am not even sure on a day-to-day basis. I try to use honey, agave, or maple syrup where I can. Yes it is still sugar, but a bit less refined.
The October 2014 Food Network magazine stated “Recent research suggests that excessive consumption of fructose may be linked to obesity, heart disease and other serious health issues – and all of these sweeteners contain high amounts of it. White sugar is 50 percent fructose, honey is about 40 percent and agave nectar can be up to 90 percent. It’s best to use them all in moderation”.
That is a pretty safe statement, but I agree with moderation when eating period. Over eating anything isn’t good for you. You are in charge of what you put in your mouth, and in my opinion, you are sweet enough just as you are. Take care of yourself dear friends.