What's the real deal about sugar?
Ok all you sugar experts out there, I have some questions. I've been doing some research and I'm confused about cutting out sugar. I see that people cut out white, refined sugar and HFCS, but then say that they use maple syrup, honey, molasses, and other things as substitutes. But the thing is that, all of those are sugar too... so what gives? What's the logic? I read on Wikipedia that black strap molasses is full of nutrients, technically it goes through the same processing as the sugar that's extracted so what's the difference? So many questions... I'd love some insight!
erin @ glutenfreewithapurpose
Many people believe it's okay to eat honey and maple syrup when they are unrefined. It's the same argument as to why it's better to eat wheat berries over bread. Less refined substances take longer to burn in your system. They give you more energy for a longer amount of time. And they don't mess with your blood sugar as bad as refined sugar.
When it comes to less refined sugar, agave and fruit are the healthiest.
I was on unrefined sugars for a while, but recently I cut out everything except for agave and fruit. I can slurp up raspberry smoothies with no bad effects. No zits. No insomnia. No cravings.
That's just me though. You may want to try different sugars out to see how it works for you. :)