Good Sugar, Bad Sugar – is there such a thing?

A while back we watched a documentary called Hungry For Change. It revealed a lot of stuff about sugar that we didn’t know yet. It hit home {to say the least} and we found ourselves throwing away anything and everything with ‘extra’ sugar in it. Barbeque sauce, honey, molasses, agave, etc. And for the following couple months we obsessed about not eating too much fruit and never settling for something with ‘Evaporated Cane Juice’ in it.

These days the shell-shock of watching the movie has worn off and we’ve reintroduced some of that sugar back into our lives. Except this time we’ve met halfway with where we used to be, and we’re now consuming about half that amount we originally were. We almost never buy products that have ‘sugar’ written on the label. But occasionally we’ll treat ourselves to something with Evaporated Cane Juice.

Reducing the amount of sugar in our diets has had tremendous benefits. It’s allowed us to stay lean and keeps our energy levels high – that’s what eating good is all about – feeling your absolute greatest!

 

 

We’d like to know

  1. What sugars you use
  2. Which ones you won’t
  3. What types that you’re on the fence about

 

6 Comments

  • Babs

    Reply Reply July 31, 2013

    I do occasionally use sugar. My significant other is type 1 diabetic, so I also sometimes use stevia. Unfortunately, I am limited as to what I can use, and even my doctor – an integrative medicine doc – has recently told me I am safer with a bit of cane or beet sugar than some other products. We are all unique beings, so that’s what I can share. Also, I sometimes  use a bit of apple or grape juice – pure – for sweetening. And, bottom line, we eat fresh fruit and veggies so avoid this issue altogether for the most part. I can’t wait to see others post!

    • Sarah OToole

      Reply Reply July 31, 2013

      @Babs thanks for sharing! We totally agree we are all a little different.

  • Dawn at FCC

    Reply Reply July 31, 2013

    I just found your site through Angela’s site and oh my gosh you two are so cute!!!! As for sugar I like to stay away from white sugar and use maple syrup and agave sparingly. I prefer to sweeten with dates and dried fruit where I can because at least you are getting some fiber and nutrients!

  • Squarebar

    Reply Reply August 14, 2013

    Coconut nectar (aka coconut palm sugar)… all day every day!

  • T

    Reply Reply August 29, 2013

    I use primarily organic stevia and organic, non-gmo erythritol as my sweeteners of choice.  I avoid agave (high fructose content) and most all sugars.  When I make a treat, I use fresh berries to provide natural sweetener.

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