Sugar is toxic. That’s what Dr. Mercola claims, anyway. His case against our sweet, sweet friend is rather compelling. He claims sugar is a poison, for obesity, as well as chronic and lethal diseases. He recommends dropping your total fructose intake to 25 milligrams per day, which isn’t much sweet at all.
For my family, we tend to reserve sugar in the form of baked goods or candies only for special occasions. That generally means less than once a month. However, fructose comes in all types of different foods, so eliminating sugars is still something we’re keenly aware of. If you’re a big dessert-after-dinner eater, however, take a look at these dessert alternatives that offer lower levels of fructose and still a bit of sweet satisfaction at the end of the meal. [Watch the video below]
Banana Boat 1 of 9A one-ingredient dessert that gets its sweetness from its own juice. That's my kind of dessert. Looking to switch it up? Try adding a bit of whipped coconut cream on top for a pina colada style treat. Just one ingredient, but a little banana can do so much. This silky smooth ice cream will have you rethinking your take on sugar free food.
Banana Ice Cream via Food Your Way
Say Cheese! 2 of 9Cheese platters have long been enjoyed at the end of the meal. Pair with a few apples and grapes for sweetness, and you'll never miss the dessert course.
Cheese Platter via Gourmande in the Kitchen
Shake It Up Baby 3 of 9You'll find not a trace of ice cream or sugar in this chocolate shake, but don't worry. You'll never miss them. Sweet, frozen bananas make up for all of it, in this satisfying after-dinner drink.
5-Ingredient Chocolate Shake
Macarooned 4 of 9Honey-sweetened macaroons are made with coconut sugar and stevia for sweetness.
Spiced Macaroons via Nourishing Gourmet
Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut, Sometimes You Don’t 5 of 9Mounds Bars were some of my favorites growing up. These are sweetened with agave syrup on the inside and covered with a luscious dark chocolate.
Mounds Bars via Elana's Pantry
Tropical Treasure 6 of 9A one-ingredient dessert that gets its sweetness from its own juice. That's my kind of dessert. Looking to switch it up? Try adding a bit of whipped coconut cream on top for a pina colada style treat.
Pineapple Sorbet via Fat Free Vegan
2 Ingredients 7 of 9A bit of Greek yogurt and a sugar-free smoothie drink combine into a summertime treat your kids will lick like candy.
2-Ingredient Fruit and Yogurt Pops
Pumpkin Pie 8 of 9This honey-sweetened dessert is light on the tongue, but richly satisfying. Pumpkin pie lovers will sing with delight over this rethought classic.
Pumpkin Pie Panna Cotta
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