Now there are sweeteners that do have some nutrition. This new article in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association measured the antioxidant content of a whole list of sweetener to find the healthiest sweetener:
- agave nectar
- brown rice syrup
- corn syrup
- date sugar
- dark brown sugar
- light brown sugar
- maple syrup
- raw cane sugar
- plain old sugar
Here’s the ground to actually have some significant nutrition, but the rest are pretty much a wash. Let’s start filling this in should.
We start with an easy one to launch us off table sugar versus wrong pure organic agave nectar. Which is worse? Which is the healthiest sweetener from both? Does sugar have less nutrition or does agave nectar have less nutrition or do they both have the same?
Remember how I asked if we should start out with an easy one well I guess the answer is NO, they both have exactly the same nutrition which is to say basically none sugar is here agave is here each with a completely pitiful two millionth of a mole of plasma farik acid reducing ability. Which is essentially zero antioxidant power.
There’s one sweetener with even less though, now all those down at that end are basically just empty calories but out of curiosity which has even less nutrition than sugar? Ten left to choose from, which one was all the way down at the end least nutrition. Now we knew corn syrup was here remember same as sugar they’re all empty calories but brown rice syrup measured out as the emptiest which is worse. Honey or maple syrup or the same well they can’t be the same right and there aren’t two bars left the same songs both still sugar but honey beats out maple syrup in fact all these are basically just sugar whether dark light raw or turbinado.
2 Best sweeteners
There are only two health-promoting sweeteners only two sweeteners that are actually good for you molasses and date sugar. They’re both good but out of curiosity which one falls to second place? Do you think molasses is less healthy than date sugar or does date sugar fall to second place? The healthiest sweetener on the planet is date sugar.
The Healthiest sweetener: Date Sugar
Date sugar is not really sugar it’s just whole dried dates pulverized into powder as the only whole food up there no wonder it’s number one. It’s should be the only thing people ever use in baking because it’s a whole plant food it has fiber though so there is a thickening effect which is great for smoothies or hot chocolate but what if you want to sweeten your tea or coffee you don’t exactly want thick tea now you could add sugar but then you’re adding empty calories and if you drink as much tea as you really should that can add up