Let’s be real, sugar has many harmful effects and can lead to numerous health issues, such as obesity and diabetes. However, even thinking about eliminating sugar from your children’s diet may seem stressful. Children always seem to be reaching for something sweet. It can be hard to satisfy their sweet tooth without giving them too much sugar, which is why I have created a list of the four best sugar substitutes for your children. These alternatives do not have the same harmful effects as regular sugar, and in fact, they each have their own benefit.
Substituting sugar with an alternative that does not have the same harmful effects for your children is strongly encouraged. So next time your children have a craving for something sweet, try substituting sugar with one of the above healthier alternatives, but keep in mind, too much of any sweet substance can also be harmful.
McLean, Radha. 5 Alternatives to Sugar Your Kids Will Love. EcoWatch. May 2015. https://www.ecowatch.com/5-alternatives-to-sugar-your-kids-will-love-1882020385.html
Sheppard, Jane. Guide to Sugar Alternatives. Cure Child. http://curechild.com/guide-to-sugar-alternatives/
Believe it or not, sugar cravings have been compared to drug addiction, in that giving up sugar can initially result in physical and mental withdrawal symptoms, and its hold on you is far more reaching than you may have ever realized.