Inspiration from a Lifelong Vegetarian
– Writing and Photos

Photo Credit – Edible Harmony

Brownies, cookies, ice cream, donuts, cereal, sodas, and so many additional treats are challenging and frequent temptations for many people, whether you come across them when shopping for groceries, going to a movie theater, or enjoying time with friends.

However, as many of us have heard, sugar is an addictive, unhealthy product. I posted to Facebook that I was struggling with staying away from the sweet white substance, only to receive numerous comments from others going through the same challenge. People were trying various ways to moderate their sugar intake. It is often said that the sweetener causes depression, weight gain, and lower immunity. This photo indicates many more reasons to stay away from the stuff.

The good news is that stevia, coconut nectar, xylitol, monk fruit, brown rice syrup, and other sugar alternatives can be found at health food stores and increasingly at mainstream grocery stores. These options are becoming more popular by the moment. Conveniently, fresh fruit is another more nutritious alternative.