Sugar can do major harm to the body. It’s an addictive substance, and white, table sugar is so processed it can be considered a drug. Organic, Fair-Trade sugar that has been minimally processed is suitable for those rare occasions where a homemade dessert is necessary. Here are the brands we use:
Wholesome Sweeteners http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/
Madhava Natural Sweeteners http://www.madhavasweeteners.com/
Fair-trade Coconut Sugar is a great sweetener for baked goods as well. It’s the dehydrated sap from the coconut flower and is far safer (and a little less sweet) than regular sugar. It’s a 1:1 measurement to a cup of cane sugar.