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For those who want a list from best to worst in one place — here it is:

1. Stevia. Zero calories. Glycemic Index: 0

2. Coconut sugar.  16 calories per teaspoon. Glycemic Index: 35

3. Trehalose. 11 calories per teaspoon. Glycemic index: low/moderate in most people.

4. Honey.  22 calories per teaspoon. Glycemic index: 55.

5. Xylitol. 10 calories per teaspoon.   Gycemic index: 8

6. Molasses. 16 calories per teaspoon. Glycemic Index: 55.

7. Whey Low. 4 calories per teaspoon. Glycemic Index: about 25

8. Truvia/PureVia.  Zero calories. Glycemic index: 0

9.  Agave nectar.  15 to 30 calories per teaspoon.   Glycemic index: 30

10.  Table sugar.16 calories per teaspoon.  Glycemic index: 65

11.  Sucralose (Splenda) Zero calories.   Glycemic index: 80.

12.  Aspartame — Zero calories. Glycemic index: 0

13. High fructose corn syrup — 16 calories per teaspoon Glycemic index: 87

You will notice that the calories and the glycemic index aren’t the only deciding factors in these ranking.  This is my judgement based on health benefits or dangers, price, accessibility, taste, and ease of use.  Your list may be different — and that’s fine!  As I have often said, God didn’t make us with a cookie-cutter.  Find what works for YOU!

Eating to live and living for Christ,

Susan Jordan Brown

 

 

 

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