Most recipes that call for honey can substitute sugar. Instead of using refined white sugar, use Sugar in the Raw. This will greatly decrease your overall sugar and carbohydrate intake while giving your body something it can digest more easily. Natural is always the best option!
Your body already knows how to digest and use raw foods better. Using a raw sugar helps to regulate sugar peaks and flows while giving you the sweetness you crave.
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I gave up artificial everything, and am eating whole foods as much as possible. After 39 years of ingesting artificial sugar substitute I now use Sugar in The Raw when I-rarely- need sweetener, or honey. I am losing. I, too, measure everything and use the Nutrition page daily.
One tablespoon of table sugar contains 46 calories. One tablespoon of honey has 64 calories. Though honey may have more calories, we actually need to use less of it since it is sweeter than table sugar. As a result you will consume less amounts of calories than you would with sugar.
Sugar lacks minerals and vitamins & draws upon the body's nutrients to be metabolized into the system. Honey does not contain any harmful chemicals & is entirely utilized by the digestive tract.
Substitute half the amount of honey per measurement of sugar. So, 2 teaspoons of sugar for tea would be 1 teaspoon of honey. Also, substitute when recipes call for sugar.
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