Nixing highly processed sweeteners like white sugar and high fructose corn syrup from your diet is one of the smartest dietary moves you can make for your physique and overall health, but that doesn’t mean your daily menu can’t have a little sweetness to it.
These days, a wide and wily world of alternative sweeteners awaits on store shelves. Each of which provides a viable alternative to sweetening your oatmeal, coffee, or post-gym shake in a less processed andin many casesmore flavorful way. By no means do so-called “natural sweeteners” give you a license to spoil a sweet tooth rotten, and this is especially true if you have type-2 diabetes or its precursor, prediabetes. But these options are at least a step up from what’s pumped into sugary drinks, fruit-flavored yogurt and cereals adorned with cartoon characters.