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Healthy Sugar – A Sweet Treat For You

Healthy sugar… a contradiction in terms?  Certainly not, if we are talking about naturally occurring sugar in raw foods. Treat your body to a delicious boost of energy from healthy sugar.  Both your teeth and your waistline will thank you.


Don’t Just Read About It – Come along to hear Expert Advice for a Guilt-Free Sweet Life:    

18:00 hrs on 29 November 2018 @ 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh.


There are many ways to enjoy sweet treats using fruits like dates and figs. The beauty of foods containing healthy sugars is that they are FOOD.  Full of nutrients in the form of vitamins, minerals and fibre to nourish the body and delight us with their sweet flavour.

Healthy sugar in Dates, Figs and Honey:

Dates are high in  antioxidants. They contain important Vitamins like B6 and minerals such as Potassium, Magnesium, Copper , Manganese and Iron.

Figs, a rich source of healthy sugar, can help lower cholesterol and control blood sugar levels. They are a good source of calcium, 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of dried figs contain 162 milligrams of calcium which may slow down onset of osteoporosis as well as other health issues. Figs are one of the richest plant sources of Vitamins: A, C, K and B as well as minerals, including: Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Iron and Calcium.

Honey, produced naturally by bees, can be added to many dishes to replace refined white sugar.  Often used as a glaze or in a marinade for meat and fish, or indeed to sweeten hot drinks, it too is a healthy sugar with many additional properties. Honey is made by bees all over the world and depending on the habitat of the bee not only the flavour but also the health-giving properties of the honey vary.

Healthy sugar can be enjoyed in numerous recipes for brownie-style treats using honey, dates and/or figs to provide the sweetness. Coming in a future post – RAW BROWNIE RECIPE 

NOTE: Fructose found in Fruit, Vegetables and Honey can be toxic for our bodies….Help!!

Are you interested in healthy sugar?

Do you want to hear the latest on Fructose, a naturally occurring sugar found in Honey, Vegetables and Fruit? 

Get the best from your diet – Listen to the Expert.

18:00 hrs on 29 November @ 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh.


Limited places – £5.00 per seat. Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Healthy Regards,


edinburgh nutrition Team