Categories: Nutrition2.2 min read

by Stephen Luther, M.D.


Live Better with Sweet Alternatives for Sugar

Tips for a Metabolic Healthy New Year

The holidays are a joyful time to enjoy a few mouthwatering baked goods, making the new year an optimal time to reset and personally pursue your ideal health! Everything at Symbios has been created to support you in this endeavor, beginning with sweet and simple solutions to reduce your refined sugar intake and improve metabolic health.

Sugar is found naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy. According to Harvard Health, excessive sugar intake is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, fatty liver disease, some cancers, and various other health issues. Home cooking can be easily modified to add wholesome, health-boosting ingredients that satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising taste.

Symbios encourages you to use our expert guidance from Symbios Nutrition and routine healthcare to monitor your metabolic health.

Sign up for Symbios Nutrition through January 31, and you will receive a free 30-minute facial with your advantageous meal planning using naturally sweet alternatives!

Naturally Sweet Baking Tips

Discover recipes that use fewer carbohydrates when baking for tasty and healthy solutions by trying the following alternatives!

Refined Sugar Alternatives

  • Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the Stevia plant’s leaves and is a fantastic sugar substitute. It adds sweetness without spiking blood sugar levels and has zero calories. Stevia is available in various forms, including liquid drops and powdered options. Since stevia is sweeter, use about ¼ cup of pure stevia for 1 cup of refined sugar.
  • Monk Fruit is another excellent sugar alternative. Monk fruit is known for its natural sweetness. It adds a delightful taste to dishes without adding calories or impacting blood sugar levels. It’s available in granulated and liquid forms.

Baking Additions

  • Extra Vanilla, Almond, or Other Extracts: Boost the flavor of your treats by adding additional extracts. Vanilla extract adds a sweet and aromatic touch without sugar. Choose a high-quality, pure extract to maximize the flavor impact.
  • Spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or any of your favorite seasonings can spice up the taste with less refined sugar.
  • Small amounts of local honey, dates, and fruit-based sweeteners contain calories and carbohydrates but also provide nutrients, making them a better choice than refined white sugar.

Mindful Sweetness in Every Bite

Gradually mixing stevia and monk fruit portions into your recipes will reduce sugar and train your sweet tooth while supporting your health goals. Symbios Nutrition can answer your dietary questions so you can savor the delicious possibilities of a healthier, sweeter life. Cheers to your taste buds, your health, and the new year!


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