Most of us love a little sweet now and then.
Once we take full responsibility for what substance delivers that sweetness to our palate and our life, we can rock our worlds like we could never imagine: we feel and think better, we like the way we look, and that is kinda sexy.
There are many sweeteners available to us these days that are far healthier than the stripped-down, refined and processed white sugar. We can have real, raw honey, natural sweet powders made from dried fruits, yummy syrups lovingly made from flowers, roots and tree saps, and amazing plant drops.
The quality of the sweeteners we choose affects the way we feel.
Honey: There are many kinds of honey out there, and they are referred to by many different names – raw, natural, pure, adulterated, and artificial (no idea why it is called “honey.”) I suggest ONLY raw, natural honey, with no additives.
Sugars: There are many kinds of sugar that are far healthier than white, refined sugar. New Earth Alternatives include: coconut, palm, and date sugar, raw coconut crystals, jaggery, and carazuc (a name for organic coconut flower sugar), just to mention a few.
I do not encourage eating a lot of sugars, I simply suggest replacing the white addictive stuff with a healthier alternative. Please make sure that you do your research to make conscious choices that serve and support the best in you and in our world.
If you are vegan or wish to avoid any kind of sugar, yet still fancy some treats, I suggest medjool dates or seedless raisins blended into a sweet mass.
Other Ways to Sweeten Life and Chocolates: For people with diabetes, the sweetener I used with great success is stevia from reliable manufacturers. In my experience, sensitive people also tend to respond well to yacon syrup. It is especially good for those who are on a diet or trying to watch their weight.
A few words about lucuma that I like to add to this category as well: It is a sweet powdered superfood with a maple-like taste that is high in minerals and vitamins, including beta carotene, zinc, iron and many other nutrients. It comes from the Peruvian fruit and proves to be a perfect sweetener for decadent creamy creations, suitable for the most sugar sensitive of us.
There is a safe way to sweeten life for every kind of uniqueness in us, we just need to make a little effort, do the research and apply the knowledge.
To me, there is nothing more pleasing than to watch a person, who has been deprived of all of their favorite foods due to illness, finally enjoying sweet treats that taste really “naughty,” and yet don’t do damage to their system. Guilt-free, healing decadent treats are a miracle to me!
While there is a lot more information about sweeteners available, I am sharing a little of what I know in order to inspire you to learn more.
There is more on the subject in Chocolate Revolution, the first healing book that I released a few years ago.