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Ok, so to make this short, for awhile now Ive been staying far away from sugar(like evaporated cane juice, sucanat, raw sugar, etc.) just because I thought it was really bad. However, after thinking/researching I dont really see anything wrong with using small quantities. But I would like it if you guys could explain more about sugars. I would like to know the difference from all the sugars, like sucanat, turbinado, evap. cane juice, etc. I just want the most nutrients and the most raw form I can get it in! Any advice??<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.hainpurefoods.com/product...at_name=sugars" target="_blank">http://www.hainpurefoods.com/product...at_name=sugars</a><br><br><br><br>
We have hain in our stores, so it's more convienient. We also have florida crystals. So is these are the best, that would be very great! : )
 

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Really, sugar doesn't cause problems. Bad dental hygene does. And honestly, I don't think any sugar has any redeeming values, nutritionally. But that doesn't mean that in small quantites, it is terrible.<br><br><br><br>
It's all about moderation, no matter what type you choose to go with. Overdoing anything can be bad.
 

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Yup, for the most part, sugar is sugar*. Some sweeteners have small amounts of minerals in them, but I certainly wouldn't suggest using them for that aspect. There is the fact that many refined white sugars go through a bone char filter and are technically not vegan, though not all vegans avoid these.<br><br><br><br>
I think what it comes down to is using sweeteners in limited quantities based on your own personal preference, taste, and how well it performs the task you need it to.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
*There are some exceptions to what I call my "sugar is sugar" rule: something like high fructose corn syrup has a lot of fructose and your body handles this sugar differently than the sugars found in other sweetenders. I would recommend you stay away from concentrated fructose whenever possible. But again.. small amounts aren't a life and death situation <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Yeah, try not to make it the first ingredient. But, it's quite hard to avoid. I use organic sugar and sometimes pureed fruit to sweeten my foods. It's all up to you what you like.
 

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I agree, it's fine to use whatever kind of sweetener you want in moderation, however, I would definitely stay away from both HFCS & artificial sweeteners.
 

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I think sugar is ok in moderation. I enjoy baking especially for the holidays. I use beet sugar to avoid the <a href="http://www.vegfamily.com/articles/sugar.htm" target="_blank">bone char</a> issue.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>bekajoi</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Really, sugar doesn't cause problems. Bad dental hygene does. And honestly, I don't think any sugar has any redeeming values, nutritionally. But that doesn't mean that in small quantites, it is terrible.<br><br><br><br>
It's all about moderation, no matter what type you choose to go with. Overdoing anything can be bad.</div>
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Agreed
 

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Yup, for the most part, sugar is sugar*.<br><br>
*There are some exceptions to what I call my "sugar is sugar" rule: something like high fructose corn syrup has a lot of fructose and your body handles this sugar differently than the sugars found in other sweetenders. I would recommend you stay away from concentrated fructose whenever possible. But again.. small amounts aren't a life and death situation <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></div>
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I actually had heard that the term high fructose is kind of misleading, because the fructose levels in "high fructose" corn syrup are actually not all that high - comparable to normal table sugar. In any case, I agree with the other folks in the thread...everything in moderation - but i don't think people should feel that they need to stop eating it all together.
 
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