I think I was trying to beat the system. I wanted to find a healthy sugar alternative that wouldn’t make me feel bad about eating 5 chocolate chip cookies made with sucanat instead of refined white sugar. But as Dr. Frank Lipman says in this article, “There’s no such thing as a “healthy” sugar. Sugar is sugar, whether it’s “organic,” or “unrefined,” or “all-natural,” or “raw,” or agave syrup.”
Sucanat: stands for SUgar CAne NATural… who would have known? It is dried sugar cane. The sugar cane juice is heated and then cooled which forms crystals. This process keeps the molasses intact which has the trace vitamins and minerals.
When I initially set out on this research project, I imagined a beautiful presentation of everything you need to know about a variety of sugars. As the universe would have it, what I imagined creating just entered the world wide web. So I am going to stop here and share this super awesome resource on everything you need to know about sugar. It is a must read. Seriously!
Thank you Jeanne for sending this my way.