We know sugar isn’t a healthy food. However, it can be confusing to know which sugar to turn to instead of regular table sugar. Should you buy coconut sugar, for example, and wonder why it’s better. You might buy stevia and wonder what it actually is. Let’s talk about cane sugar today.
So let’s get one thing straight before I tell you more. Table sugar is refined cane sugar. And cane sugar in all its forms, from raw can sugar to brown sugar to organic cane sugar and whole cane sugar. It’s pretty-much all the same thing, with a few extra nutrients here and there in the least refined types, which are usually brown in color.
There is more cane sugar produced on this planet than any other crop. Lots of it comes from Brazil, but many other plantations can be found in the Caribbean, South America, and the Pacific island nations. However, though the world consumes a lot of it, it is one of the most unhealthy foods on this planet we call home, no matter what form it comes in.
Eating a lot of it can contribute to inflammation and chronic conditions, lead to weight gain and fat gain, cause sugar withdrawal symptoms when you stop consuming it, and give you tooth decay, mood-related issues, and candida overgrowth in many cases.
Switch it up for stevia, monk fruit, xylitol, erythritol, mannitol or even coconut sugar, raw honey or organic blackstrap molasses if your body is able to handle a little carbohydrates and you have no health issues at all.