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Safest + Most Natural Sweeteners

๐Ÿ’ Stevia (extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant)

๐Ÿ’ Coconut milk / flesh / oil (Iโ€™ll be positing a coconut, almond fudge recipe soon!)

๐Ÿ’Summer squash / sweet potato

๐Ÿ’ Cinnamon

๐Ÿ’ Whole fruit (ripe bananas, dates like in the date paste above. Just blend dates and hot water.)

๐Ÿ’ Rice malt syrup (fermented brown rice)

๐Ÿ’ Xylitol and erythritol (sugar alcohols - these two are more digestible than other sugar alcohols)

These recommendations come from @_sarahwilson_ โ€™s work related to her book #IQuitSugar and how she has naturally changed her diet and lifestyle after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Hereโ€™s some other helpful and related information from her โœจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’•.

๐ŸŒฑ Science is now showing a correlation (if not a causation) between sugar and most metabolic disease. Long story short sugar is a big cause of inflammation and it really messes with your gut.

๐ŸŒฑ Up healthy fats in your diet to help control appetite and feel satiated (avocado, nuts, seeds, cold pressed EVOO, unrefined coconut oil). PS: many essential vitamins (think A, E, K, D) in our fruits and vegetables are only absorbed in the presence of fat so thatโ€™s another reason to add it in.

๐ŸŒฑ The most effective wellness tool she know is to learn / know how to cook. This helps us avoid a ton of the sugar hidden in our food supply found in processed products and at many restaurants (especially in sauces.)

๐ŸŒฑSheโ€™s all about the notion of food freedom... The idea that quitting or reducing sugar helps us regain our natural appetite and identify true hunger + fullness rather than being a prisoner to food and habitual mechanisms (aka cravings).

#thrivewithme #jenuinefoodie #sugar #wholefoods #iquitsugar #sarahwilson #natural #whole #clean #simple #yum #plantbased #dates #stevia #healthy #healthyliving #integrativenutrition #integrativenutritionhealthcoach

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