Hello! May I join your wonderful tribe?
: I saw this thread and avoided it, but then I read it and I'm hooked. I know sugar is addictive and not good for us. Our family is actually into Nourishing Traditions from the Traditional Foods board here at MDC so we've been slowly heading in this direction. Basically, not eating many processed foods has eliminated most sugars for us. We've also cut way down on grains after discovering some gluten sensitivites.
What I have in the house right now is raw honey, maple syrup, stevia and rapidura. They are all natural sweeteners, but can someone tell me how good they are for you still? Should we be giving those up as well? Man, it's tough giving up grains and sugar all at once.
I can't help but think that an occasional treat on a holiday or birthday with a natural sweetener would be okay, but how strict are all of you being? This date syrup intrigues me....I wonder if I could use it in making homemade raw icecream instead of the maple syrup. Or if that would even be better?
Anyway, I'm glad to be here. If anyone can give me an eye opener on natural sugars and how they play (or sadly, [I]don't[I] play, into this) I'd appreciate it!
(btw, dh brought home "organic" icecream/chocoate bars from Whole Foods...sigh. Yum. We decided he shouldn't buy any more.)