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Stevia is the first name that would pop on this list. It is a natural, zero-calorie sweetener extracted from a plant called Stevia rebaudiana. It is almost 100 times sweeter than sugar, highly recommended by the doctors to keep blood sugar level (as well as blood pressure level) in check.
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So, if you’re looking for the most natural sweetest thing, Stevia would be the healthiest choice for you.
After that, there are a handful of known and healthy names that are natural and perfect alternatives to sugar.
• Erythritol: Sugar alcohol found in several fruits. It has a very small amount of calorie and is quite safe to consume except for people with GI problems.
• Xylitol: Just as sweet as sugar, found in many fruits and vegetables. Per gram, it has 2.4 calories. So, it’s quite safe to consume; it won’t raise your blood sugar and insulin levels.
• Yacon Syrup: As the name suggests, it is extracted from the Yacon plant. Its per gram includes 1.3 calories. So, again, it’s a safe alternative. In fact, in recent times, Yacon syrup is widely used as a weight loss supplement.
However, you would want to avoid large consumption because they can’t be digested easily.
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• Coconut sugar: Okay, it’s not “very safe” – in particular for people with heart problems – because it includes a high level of calories. But it does have a lower glycemic index than sugar. Moreover, it has essential nutrients like calcium, iron, and zinc.
These are, per your question, some of the most natural sweetest things that are often used as alternatives for sugar.
Hope this answer helps.