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Which Natural Sweetener Is the Healthiest?

Making healthy choices sometimes comes with solving healthy dilemmas. Whether you’re on a weight-loss journey or are simply trying to make healthier changes to your diet, it’s difficult to know what foods you need to drop and which ones have healthier low-calorie substitutes. We all remember the panic when it was suggested the sweeteners in diet sodas could be bad for your health. Still, the National Cancer Institute has since debunked the myth that artificial and natural sweeteners cause cancer, as there is no clear link between the two.

With your mind at ease, you will discover that you don't have to sacrifice sweetness in your quest for a healthier lifestyle. Some studies suggest that some natural sweeteners, such as monk fruit, have health benefits. You should make your sweet treats at home, which is a great trade-off if you love to save money. When it comes to which natural sweetener is best, you’ll know exactly what is going into your meal. Your body when using Skinny Mixes natural syrups for drinks flavored with monk fruit, stevia, and erythritol–a healthy way to add sweetness to your favorite dishes and drinks.

The Best Ways to Enjoy No-Calorie Sweeteners

Coffees, Lattes, Teas, and More!

Using our natural syrups flavored with stevia and monk fruit is a great no-calorie way to feel like you got your coffee from that trendy cafe downtown. Both stevia and monk fruit are naturally occurring and naturally sweet, so you can feel good knowing you’re enjoying something that comes from nature and not from a lab.

Monk fruit is a sugarless sweetener from a fruit found in Southern China, also known as Luo Han Guo. There is even research that suggests monk fruit as a sweetener can support blood sugar management! Stevia is found naturally in the leaves of a plant called ‘Stevia rebaudiana.’ It is found in Brazil, Paraguay, Japan, and China and is so low in calories that it is dubbed as a “zero calorie sweetener” by Medical News Today. Some health benefits include support for people with diabetes, weight control, and even links to reducing the risk of pancreatic cancer.

Because monk fruit and stevia are so sweet, a little can go a long way! While you can add a pinch of the powder to your black coffee, we prefer to add a splash of naturally flavored syrup to ours. When you’re craving a mocha or a cinnamon dolce latte, reach for Skinny Mixes’ Naturally Sweet Coffee Bundle. They include all your favorite flavors: Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Mocha, and Cinnamon Dolce–you won’t even know you’re enjoying your favorite drink with exponentially less sugar and calories!

Baked Desserts

Even if you aren’t concerned about weight or sugar intake, natural sweeteners can have other health benefits. For example, erythritol is a great sugar alternative with the benefit of aiding in your dental health. While sugar feeds the bacteria in your mouth and makes you susceptible to cavities, erythritol slows the growth of harmful bacteria and decreases acids that damage tooth enamel. 

So, now you can enjoy all your baked goods truly guilt-free! Our aforementioned Naturally Sweet Coffee Bar Bundle is full of decadent syrups sweetened with erythritol, monk fruit, and stevia. You can add a dash of this syrup in place of sugar to add more flavor and sweetness to your favorite oatmeal, baked desserts, and even yogurt.


In Conclusion

The best sugar alternatives are natural sweeteners. Studies support that stevia, erythritol, and monk fruit have many health benefits that aren’t just limited to lower calorie intake and weight loss. Your oral health, blood sugar, and antioxidant levels may improve. The best part? Plenty of delicious products already exist with these sweeteners–check out Skinny Mixes’ wide selection of zero-sugar syrups and cocktail mixes so you can enjoy all of the benefits and flavors of natural sweeteners.

Wondering about the best natural syrups for SodaStreams? Take a look at our recent post.