Your Holy Health - Part 15 - Superb Sweeteners
by Tonja Taylor

After decades of my husband and me poisoning our bodies with white sugar and white flour, we have since gained wisdom and now use sugar very sparingly. We only eat white sugar (much of it is bleached, we discovered—like, what you clean with! UGH!) on a very rare occasion, if we’re eating out or at someone else’s house or such. The only way I use white sugar in my house is in a sugar scrub for my skin and I actually much prefer to use sea salt, which is natural and works even better.

We do occasionally use organic brown sugar. Cane sugar is best, or coconut sugar. But mostly, we use honey. Honey does best in warm or hot things, so it can dissolve. (Honey produced as close to your home as possible, called “local honey,” is best. The pollen—white dust-like stuff on the top—needs to be there for it to be the most nutritious. Honey you buy in the supermarkets almost always has been processed and does not have as many health benefits as honey straight from the hive.

Usually, your local farmers market has someone that has honey, and your health food store. Some major retail chains now carry several varieties. If not, you can do a search on the web for a beekeeper in your region.

One of the neat things about honey is that it will (according to various sources) never spoil! This is something only our Creator can do! It may crystallize, but you can just melt it and eat at will.

Liquid stevia is very good, although the taste may be harder to like, and can be used in baking too. It is good for cold or hot things. But I have found it excellent in yogurt and on cereal, and in “green drinks” (more on that soon) or tea (after I have already added honey to hot tea and might want another bit of sweetener). Be sure and buy the better brands, for some, especially the powder forms, have been known to have added fillers.

I don’t use agave nectar anymore. I have discovered some things about it that make me believe it is not as healthy as I thought it was.

However, there are also monkfruit and other selections that are organic and will not harm your body.  Do your own research, and ask the LORD to guide you with His peace about which is best for you. He made your body and He knows it better than you do!  He will always lead you in right paths!

Tonja K. Taylor is the author of many works, including THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCESS PEARL, P.O.W.E.R.* Girl! series. She and her husband Clayton minister the Word through teaching, preaching, and the arts, through River Rain Creative Arts (You Tube, God Tube), their church, and beyond.

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