Healthier alternatives to white sugar, Ayurveda approved!
10 August, 2023by
By SOSE Organic & Natural
Conventional white sugar creates
various health imbalances, so if you need to indulge your sweet toothe, go for
Mishri, Jaggery Powder or Honey. In addition to being delicious, they also
offer various health benefits!
Conventional white sugar is made using a range of chemicals which may include Sulphur dioxide, Phosphoric Acid, Calcium Hydroxide and Polycrylamides. These chemicals are known pollutants or neurotoxins and can be harmful to one’s health. A better alternative is organic white or brown sugar, which is made using natural substances. However, in order to get the full nutritional and medicinal benefits, one can consider using Honey, Rock sugar (also known as Mishri or Khadi sakar) or Jaggery Powder regularly in moderation. All these sweeteners are highly regarded in Ayurveda, and are also used as ingredients in various Ayurvedic medicines. Though one should use them only in organic form, as inorganic honey, rock sugar or jaggery may be as harmful as white sugar.
Rock sugar (Mishri or Khadi Sakar)
is made with raw sugar crystals processed in water and milk. It contains none
of the chemicals used to manufacture conventional white sugar. According to
1.Mishri is highly
regarded in Ayurveda for its cooling nature and ability to balance vata and
2.Rock sugar also
improves vision, and helps to balance acid levels in the blood.
tiredness, improves strength and seminal fluid in males.
4.Khadi sakar can
also help as a laxative, and can help to treat vomiting and nausea.
How to use – One may use this as a substitute for regular white
Precautions – Khadi sakar can be very cooling and should be used
in moderation. People with diabetes should exercise caution.