If you’re going to cut back on sugar, you might as well lay off the sweeteners, too
Those with a sweet tooth who are trying to cut back on sugar may have found hope in studies that tout the healing power of honey or the antioxidant benefits of maple syrup. Ignore them, says Andrea D’Ambrosio, a registered dietitian in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON.
“All sugar – whether it’s honey, maple syrup or molasses – provides energy in the form of calories but not a significant amount of other nutrients,” she says. “Sugar is sugar, so it’s best used in moderation, no matter what form it takes.”