Highly-processed, refined sugar often has very little or no nutritional value. This can have an impact on your immune system which, when you are suffering from allergies/intolerances, is already weakened. In addition, the GI level of refined sugar is very high, so you may find that you experience blood sugar level dips, leading to energy and mood swings. So it’s a good idea to use sweeteners which help support your immune system and boost your nutritional intake, instead. There’s a wonderful range of products available, many of which are easy to source and to use.
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Made from the agarve plant in Mexico, agarve syrup has a mild flavour and is very sweet.barley syrup
Nutritious and with a low GI, this is a more healthy version of a sweetener than most. blackstrap molasses
Made from sugar, but unrefined so that it still contains a good source of vitamins and minerals.corn syrup
Made from maize corn, and sometimes combined with barley malt syrup, this is a nutritious alternative to sugar.date syrup
You can use date syrup as a sweetener in the same way to honey.fruit sugar
Fruit sugar has a GI level five times lower than refined sugar.rice syrup
Unlike highly-processed sugar, rice syrup is nutritious and has a low GI. xylitol
Regarded as the wonder food of sweetners, you can use xylitol just as you would use sugar.