5 ways to sweeten your food without sugar

Many people are trying to cut down on their intake of sugar for health reasons but sometimes it can be hard.

Here are some great alternatives that will ensure you still get your sweet fix!

Each alternative does still contain natural sugars and so should also be eaten in moderation.

1. Honey
Honey adds a great sweetness as well as a subtle flavour to coffee, tea or porridge.

2. Agave syrup
This syrup comes from the agave plant and is a lot sweeter than honey meaning you need less. However, it is very high in fructose so don’t overdo it.

3. Dates
Dates are a great addition to granola or baked goods that need a sweet kick.

4. Maple syrup
This yummy syrup isn’t only for your pancakes! Use it like you would honey.

5. Brown rice syrup
Derived from brown rice, this syrup has a great depth of flavour.

6. Coconut sugar
This sugar alternative is made from the sap of the coconut flower. It is great for baking and has a lower Glycemic Index than regular sugar.