A quick review of the most popular nutrition and cooking blogs, cookbooks, or recipe websites will make it very clear that no matter how health conscious we become, we are hard-wired to like sweet foods.
While there’s certainly reason for concern about over-indulgence, historically sweet foods were an important part of our ancestors’ diet.
Some researchers have even posited that honey, along with meat and starchy tubers, helped make us human by providing concentrated glucose to support brain growth.
For hunter-gatherers sweetness was just one flavor – and it helped lead them to calorie-rich, safe foods. Today, however, it has developed a reputation of ‘unhealthy’ – even toxic.
- Is there room for sweet foods in a healthy diet?
- Are “natural” sweeteners like agave and maple syrup better?
- What about stevia, coconut sugar, and artificial sweeteners?
- How do they effect digestion, blood sugar, and other health factors?
In this eBook we will explore various natural and artifical sweeteners, debunk myths, and discuss what the scientific literature, and history, really teach us about whether sweet foods are friends or foes.
Learn the truth about:
- Refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup
- Natural sweeteners like honey, agave, and maple syrup
- Alternative and artificial sweeteners like stevia and aspertame
- Sugar alcohols like xylitol and sorbitol, etc.
Can you have a healthy diet, and eat your cake, too? You may be pleasantly surprised at the answer!