Is There a Healthier Kind of Sugar that Prevents Weight Gain?

Is Mannose a Healthier Kind of SugarIs there a healthier kind of sugar out there than the one we usually use – white refined sugar? Not really. That said, some types of sweetener do have advantages over others. The key is to understand what you want from the sweetener you’re choosing.

The quest for a healthier kind of sugar typically leads people nowhere. Companies have started adding “cane sugar” to their labels to try to make it sound better, but it’s the same product they’ve always used, only with a more natural sounding name. Do honey, maple syrup or even stevia provide a better option? Slightly when it comes to certain specific benefits, but not when it comes to the insulin response or calorie intake.

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