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Sugar exchange?

hey there, i have been recently trying to get away from eating sugar(brown, white ect.) and was woundering if i use say maple syrup, can it be subsituted cup for cup, i thaught probley not...but i don't know..that's what i am here for to ask  ::) and what other natural sweeteners could i use....thanks a bunch for any info..
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Melissa

humm, i was always under the impression that sugar = sugar. you can have less refined sugars, but in the end it's sugar.

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have you thought about using sucunat? it's cheaper than ms here and has a lot of the goodness still in it.

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There's always stevia... which is a sweet tasting herb.  Many diabetics use it.  You can buy it as an extract (liquid or powder) or as a leaf.  I sometimes use the leaf. A little goes a long way. I first brew a strong tea, then I replace the liquid portion of my recipe with the stevia tea.

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:), thanks guys for answering.  Hmmmm, will look into both, that herb one looks kinda cool, never heard that one before, and as i am starting to grow foods of own this year it could be cool..but the succan't one looks like it could be a good baking one too...Thanks a bunch!
Many blessings
-Melissa-

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:), thanks guys for answering.  Hmmmm, will look into both, that herb one looks kinda cool, never heard that one before, and as i am starting to grow foods of own this year it could be cool..but the succan't one looks like it could be a good baking one too...Thanks a bunch!
Many blessings
-Melissa-

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humm, i was always under the impression that sugar = sugar. you can have less refined sugars, but in the end it's sugar.

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have you thought about using sucunat? it's cheaper than ms here and has a lot of the goodness still in it.

Sugar is indeed sugar.  You can eat fructose, syrup, honey (non-vegans) and in the end you may as well used sugar because it's all concentrated sweets. 

Of course the body wants to convert all food to sugar (glucose), it's just healthy to do it a little slower so as not to cause spikes in the blood glucose levels. 

It's a good idea to try to cut down on these kinds of concentrated sweets. 

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sugar is tricky... I try to cut ALL  artificial sweeteners; and I never use white sugar. Instead of honey, I like to use agave nectar, it is similar

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