Ask Juls – What Are Some Natural Options To Sugar?

Ask Juls – What Are Some Natural Options To Sugar?

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Just this weekend one of my good friends asked me what the best way to cut sugar out was. Honestly, I think the best way is to just swap out your granulated sugar! Try to choose natural, whole sugars – such as fruits, sweet veggies (like sweet potatoes or bell peppers!) or using naturally occurring sugars like maple syrup and honey. Check out this weeks video!


Honey, coconut sugar, maple syrup and foods like these ARE sugar. They aren’t sugar substitutes, they’re not fake sugar… they’re naturally occurring sugars! Sugar can be ok in our diets as long as we’re getting them from naturally occurring sources.

Unfortunately, sugar is in EVERYTHING! And it goes by SO many different names. Check out this great infographic for the names sugar can go by and make sure to check your ingredient labels:

What Are Some Natural Sugar Options? | Autoimmune Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Elimination Diet, Spoonie, Chronic Life |


There are so many ways that you can get rid of processed sugar in your diet. Try adding maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar or stevia to your diet!



Wishing You A Pain Free Day!


Julie Cerrone | Spoonie, Autoimmune Warrior, Certified Holistic Health Coach, DoTerra Wellness Advocate, 200 RYT Trainee, Reiki 1, Nutrition Geek, ePatient Advocate, IT Consultant, Pittsburgh Based Practitioner Living the Chronic Life




Here are a couple of dessert recipes

that use natural forms of sugar!

Want the chocolate chip cookie recipe I talked about in this video? Check out this post!

In the mood for some fudge? Here’s a recipe with natural forms of sugar!

If you like peanut butter, try these peanut butter chunk cookies!

Yum, yum, yummmmmm , chocolate peanut butter cups!

Want help on completing your own elimination diet? Check out my self paced, online eCourse!

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Or maybe you’d love to work one on one with me?

If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, contact me to see about my next group coaching session! Contact me today!!!