Many people still believe that the human body needs sugar. The fact is that the body needs a specific quantity of carbohydrates which are found in rice, millet, sweet potatoes, and squash. This component has about two sugars connected in a single molecule, while complex carbohydrates have thousands connected to each other. It may also be the root cause of physical and mental problems. The good news is that there are alternatives to this, and they have no negative side effects.

Here are some:

o Date syrup or date sugar contains all the vitamins, minerals, and fiber of dates. It can be used in equal portions as a direct alternate to the original. It does not cause energy depletion as its metabolism activity is slow.

o Agave nectar. It is natural juice removed from agave. It is the same plant that is made into tequila. Agave nectar does not cause drastic blood instability, so energy levels stay more unfailing.

o Xylitol is the recommended sweetener for those who are diabetic and intolerant to sugar. It is taken from natural sources such as vegetables and fruits. It has forty percent less calories than sugar. Its best feature is its ability to reduce the incidence of tooth decay, hence offering protection against cavities.

o Stevia is an herb found in South America. For hundreds of years now, this has been widely used by the Guarani Indians of Paraguay as a sweetener. It has an appetizing and stimulating flavor, and it is thirty times sweeter than sugar. Stevia is free from calories. It also does not distress blood levels. As a matter of fact, it can essentially aid in controlling the blood sugar levels. Stevia comes in two forms: powder and liquid. Each form works healthily with different foods such as oatmeal and berries.