The Healthiest Sugar Out There

The Healthiest Sugar Out There

We all know that refined sugar and corn syrup are just empty calories with no nutritional value, but what about the “healthier”sugars, i.e. agave nectar, maple syrup, honey, turbinado sugar, brown rice syrup and coconut sugar? The Journal of American Dietetic Association measured the antioxidant levels of 12 different types of sugar: agave nectar, blackstrap molasses, brown rice syrup, corn syrup, date sugar, dark brown sugar, light brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, raw cane sugar, white sugar and turbinado sugar. The research found that blackstrap molasses and date sugar are the only two sugars with significant nutritional value with date sugar being the best.

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