Food In Focus: 3 Simple Tips on Sweetening Food for a Healthy Lifestyle!

If you’re ready to whip that body of yours into shape and start pursuing a healthy lifestyle, there’s definitely one topic you must address: SUGAR! Because let’s face it, no one likes bland foods; but without sweetening our meals properly, we’re undermining any efforts to live a healthy life! We’ve made a list of 3 EASY Tips on sweetening your foods naturally without sabotaging your health, and we encourage all of our readers & subscribers to learn ’em and live ’em! Add any additional tips you have by commenting below, and Happy Cooking! -Tasty25 Staff

 

 

3 Simple Tips for Sweetening Foods Naturally:

  1. Use natural sugars! – All complex natural sugars such as honey, and maple syrup are healthy alternatives to using any kind of sugar or artificial sweeteners. They’re natural, and come from the Earth just like our fruits & vegetables, so incorporating these into your diet is always a better decision than using processed or refined sugars!

  2. Utilize nature’s candy! We all know that it isn’t necessary to pour sugar over our apples, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, or other fruits to make them sweet. Why? Because these foods are considered the “candy” of our produce! Use these natural sweeteners to add flavor to your meal instead of sugar; they can be used in a variety of foods such as salads, cereals, yogurts, or even smoothies and protein shakes.

  3. Run away from artificial sweeteners! Be mindful and aware that anything containing aspartame is not a healthy choice for sweetening your food or drink. Many scientific studies show that products containing aspartame can lead to seizures, blackouts, headaches, memory loss, blindness, nausea, and gastrointestinal disorders. That’s pretty serious! So put aside your packets, and choose natural sweeteners; your taste buds & your body will thank you!

Tasty25 Health noteHoney should not be fed to children less than one year old because it can contain spores of Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism.

Need naturally sweetened food & meal ideas? Check out our healthy & delicious recipes that were sent in from people all over the world by clicking HERE!

11 thoughts on “Food In Focus: 3 Simple Tips on Sweetening Food for a Healthy Lifestyle!

  1. Great advice. We’ve been doing a Sugar Busting series over our way as well. I’m really enjoying how much more delicious simple fruit tastes now that my taste buds have recalibrated. Yum! And just in time for spring and summer fruit!

  2. Yes! Spring & Summer fruits are a great way to sweeten foods naturally. Thanks for leaving a comment! Make sure to follow our magazine, and we’d love for you to submit any healthy & delicious recipes you have with our food conscious community. Just click on our “Submit A Recipe” page, fill out the form, and submit your pictures! 🙂

    • Thanks so much for the reblog, and also for joining the Tasty25 food conscious community! We’re looking forward to interacting more with you. Much health, wealth, and prosperity, and Happy Cooking! -David Jones II, Editor

    • Thanks for the reblog Jennilyn, and also for joining the Tasty25 food conscious community! We’re looking forward to interacting more with you. Much health, wealth, and prosperity, and Happy Cooking! -David Jones II, Editor

    • Thanks for the reblog, and also for joining the Tasty25 food conscious community! We’re looking forward to interacting more with you. Much health, wealth, and prosperity, and Happy Cooking! -David Jones II, Editor

  3. I like that you included Honey and Maple Syrup. It confuses me that so many people are anti honey when its a whole food. I also like using dates! They are super sweet and taste like brown sugar.

    • Dates are really great Sarah! We’ll have to include that in our update; and yes, both honey & syrup are natural sugars we use EVERYDAY at Tasty25! 🙂 Thanks for connecting with us, and we’re delighted to have you in our food conscious community. -Tasty25

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