We all know how terrible processed sweets and refined sugars are for our bodies. Aside from the fact that these artificial sugars have zero nutritional value and fail to nourish us, refined sugar can cause weight gain, depression and anxiety, premature aging, liver damage, and even cancer.
It's best to avoid these sugars at all costs. This doesn't mean you can't indulge in sweets though. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth while still caring for your body, try these natural sweets instead.
Dates come from the date palm tree. They typically come dried, and you can buy them in the bulk section of your grocery store along with grains and nuts. Dates are an excellent sugar substitute because they are naturally sweet. Dates are also packed with essential nutrients and vitamins, including potassium (twenty percent of your recommended daily intake) and copper (eighteen percent of your daily intake). Eat dates plain, chop them up for your granola, or make a yummy date paste for cooking.
Berries are anything but sweet, but somehow they work well for warding off sugar cravings. Dessert lovers swear that a bowl of berries and yogurt after dinner is the best way to avoid eating refined sugars, so if you're feeling the need to eat something sweet, try snacking on organic strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries instead. You can even add a drizzle of raw and local honey to compliment the tart flavor.
If you haven't read about all the reasons we love beets, take a quick break to read this blog. Beets are not only excellent for your health, but they are a colorful and tasty sweets substitute. We like to roast them up to bring out the earthy sweetness. Serve them alongside roasted sweet potatoes, almonds, and a dash of cinnamon for a healthy and nutritious dessert option.
Finally, if you still need a dessert option that is both healthy and nutritious, try our Vukoo Bars. With ingredients like wildflower honey, organic coconut, and organic dark chocolate, our bars are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet cravings.