Sakshi Nagar 18-05-2023 06:25 PM Food And Drinks

Whenever it comes to weight loss, the question that definitely arises is How to give up sugar? Sweets are especially prevalent in our Indian diet and we love sweets from our tea, coffee to lassi. In such a situation, it is very difficult to give up sweets. But sugar is not only responsible for our obesity, it is also the cause of serious diseases like type 2 diabetes. According to research in the Journal of Internal Medicine, eating regular sugar increases the risk of diabetes by 21%.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday (16th May) issued a warning about artificial sweeteners (non-sugar sweeteners) used to control body weight or reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases. There is no long-term benefit in reducing fat with artificial sweeteners ' Actually, there is a belief among people that artificial sweeteners help in reducing obesity and weight loss. In this regard, the World Health Organization has issued guidelines saying that it is recommending on the basis that 'the conclusion of a systematic review of the available evidence suggests that the use of NSS is beneficial in reducing body fat in adults or children'. There is no long-term benefit in reducing.

The use of artificial sweeteners is dangerous - WHO World Health Organization says that further review has resulted that the use of alternatives such as artificial sweeteners actually has undesirable effects. As in adults, type 2 diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and death. "Replacing sugars with NSS does not seem to help with long-term weight control," Francesco Branca, director for nutrition and food safety at the World Health Organization, said in a statement issued by the organization. 'Sweeteners should be reduced' He said that 'people should consider other ways to reduce the use of sugar, such as the use of food that contains natural sugars such as fruit, so that the intake of sugar can be reduced Is. NSS are not essential food and also have no nutritional value. People should reduce the use of sweets, right from the beginning of life, so that they can improve their health.

This warning has been issued against all artificial and naturally derived or modified non-nutritive sweeteners that are not classified as sugar. but which are found in many foods and beverages. The WHO statement further said, 'This recommendation does not apply to personal care and hygiene products containing NSS, such as toothpaste, skin creams, and medicines, or to low-calorie sugar and sugar alcohols (polyols) that contain sugar or sugar. There are derivatives, which contain calories and hence they are not included in NSS. The shocking report by WHO, every sixth person in the world suffers from infertility disease. According to the World Health Organization, the issue of excessive use of artificial sweeteners is linked to obesity and affects 40 percent of the adult population and millions of children in the world. On top of that, it is at risk of NCDs, which are a major cause of death in the world.

To save yourself from obesity and type 2 diabetes and other diseases, replace your table sugar or white sugar with these natural sweeteners from today.


Honey can be a perfect alternative to sugar in your diet. Start using honey instead of sugar in milk, tea, and coffee. Honey is rich in antioxidants, and has fewer calories than sugar. 


According to the study of PubMed Central, dates are also a good substitute for sugar. Dates contain a good amount of fiber and minerals. Although date paste is also available in the market, a homemade paste is much better. It can be used in place of sugar in kheer, cake, brownie, etc.


You may have often used maple syrup to make pancakes, but maple syrup is a great replacement for sugar in shakes, smoothies, milk, and desserts. According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, maple syrup is rich in calcium, potassium, iron, and zinc, so maple syrup is a healthy option.


Jaggery is the best replacement for sugar, although both jaggery and sugar are made from sugarcane, due to being refined, all the nutrients of sugar are lost. At the same time, fiber and minerals are present in jaggery. Jaggery can also be used in making sweets like laddoos.


Brown sugar has been in vogue in place of sugar for a long time, but coconut sugar is healthier than brown sugar. Coconut sugar is low in carbohydrates and contains more vitamins and minerals than sugar. However, it should not be used excessively after all, it is a source of calories. But if you cannot live without sweets then use coconut sugar instead of white sugar.

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