Originally Posted by jfh
Let the go goo goo. Sugar is sugar is sugar. Kind of. The body metabolizes them differently. Some are slower than others. Your friendly bacteria use glucose for fuel of life. Even when you avoid sugar, they have other ways to get it. From carbohydrates. The problem is that bad microbes and parasites need glucose too.
You may think that honey is best, but it contains other sugars as well as glucose.
There is just no benefit to sugar. The northern sugar manufacturers use sugar beets. The southern sugar manufacturers use sugar cane.
Some say that molasses is best, because it contains a lot of minerals including iron. Some say that maple is best, because of its minerals.
None of them. Check out the glycemic index of sugars. https://www.organiclifestylemagazine....ternatives.php
Technically, that chart doesn't have cane syrup listed. But I would assume cane syrup is higher than cane juice since its just less diluted.
I'm not going to stop eating sweeteners. Raw manuka honey, for instance seems to be really useful, not only as a sweetener, but for medicine. I'm pretty sure it stopped my son from having an even worse sore throat.
My personal opinion is God wouldn't have made natural sweeteners so tasty if he didn't want us to eat them. But I agree with you on that we should try to limit them as much as possible.
Right now, I'm debating on what sweetener to use to make some homemade chocolate. Cane syrup or maple syrup or raw honey...or something else. I'm probably going to use raw honey. But I've never melted it before. I just hope my ys raw honey melts in the pot nicely. I'll use as low heat as possible.