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Cane Sugar - a healthier alternative to sugar?
:: May 7, 2013
Not quite so fast. Food companies are getting smart and tricky! As consumers become more savvy and read labels to limit their consumption of added sugars, food manufacturers are devising ways to keep their food tasty and selling. Many organic and natural foods have "evaporated cane juice" in the ingredients list, and while it may sound healthier, evaporated cane juice and evaporated cane syrup are just forms of sugar. They really aren't any better for you than plain old white sugar since they have the same number of calories and raise blood sugars in the exact same way.
In fact, evaporated cane juice is made from sugarcane, just like granulated white sugar, but because it's a bit less processed than regular white sugar, people tend to view it as a healthier alternative. And that's just not the case. When looking at food ingredient lists, try to keep ALL added sugars out of the first 3-5 ingredients, including: sugar, organic sugar, brown rice syrup, evaporated cane juice (just to name a few...)