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Sugar Free Liquid Sweeteners

Most people now understand how sugar is detrimental to our health. The natural reaction is to make a switch, take sugar out of our diet and do without. That’s tough though, isn’t it? Thankfully there are things we can do to reduce and replace sugar. The best alternatives are available here on GPA Wholefoods, but before you buy any natural sweeteners, let’s take a closer look at what they are and why they might be the right choice for you. Read More

Sugars are Everywhere

Having decided to cut sugar, the good news is that there are quite a few natural liquid sweeteners that are healthy, low in calories and fructose and taste very sweet. You may be amazed to learn that all green plants make sugar, through a process you have probably heard of from your biology lessons at school, photosynthesis. This is the process plants use to change the sun’s energy into food. Some plants are better than others at producing sugar, which is why sugar cane and sugar beet are so efficient and the top choice for the sugar extraction process. It may surprise you, but the sugar from these plants is identical to the sugar you gain from biting into a piece of fruit or a vegetable. 

There are three natural sugars in plants, glucose, fructose and sucrose, which are the most prominent. To give an example of how much sugar is in vegetable items, a carrot is made up of around 3-4% sugars, whilst a sugar beet is over five times more with around 16%.

Natural Liquid Sweeteners – Today’s Smart Choice

There are a few sugar-free liquid sweeteners on the market. Stevia is an extremely popular low-calorie sweetener. It comes from the leaves of the Stevia Rebaudiana plant. It sounds like a modern find but in fact, it has been around since 1700, when it was used widely in South America. It’s very sweet and has hardly any calories at all. Commercially, you will find the taste of Stevia differs from one brand to another. It’s worth trying more than one variety if the first one you try doesn’t taste good for you.

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that is found naturally in certain fruits. It is the epitome of a natural liquid sweetener. It mimics the taste of sugar extremely well, it’s safe, but should be tried with a moderate approach as it can cause digestive issues if taken in excessive quantities. Xylitol is another sugar alcohol that again tastes very similar to sugar. It is recognised to have some extra benefits for digestive and dental health. It is also linked to improved bone density. With only 2.4 calories per gram, Xylitol is becoming very popular.

Move Away from Sugar – Buy Natural Sweeteners From GPA Wholefoods

If you are still reading this, then it’s clear you want to reduce your sugar intake and you’re looking for an alternative. Like many sweet things, our palate tells us what is good and what to say no to. What is a great solution for one person just isn’t for another. Take a calculated approach and try a few different sugar free liquid sweeteners. You’ll find one you like and there are some of the best available right here on GPA Wholefoods. If you are looking for any other organic supplements in Australia, browse our products, and look at what we offer. You’ll find a wide range of excellent supplements from japanese matcha to pure monk fruit sweetener, freeze dried liver supplements, liver capsulesmarine collagen peptides, probiotics and more.

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