While white sugar isn’t as bad as high fructose corn syrup (also called corn sugar), it’s far from being good for you, and now there is more reason to avoid it.
Stay clear of the white stuff as much as possible. Not only is it highly unhealthy, but much of the white sugar today comes from sugar beets, rather than sugar cane, which are mostly genetically modified (GMO).
Turbinado sugar (often called “raw sugar”, or “sugar in the raw”) or organic whitr sugar (mostly off-white in color) is better, although not perfect. Please note that turbinado is NOT actually raw sugar. The term was applied by manufacturers as a marketing ploy.
Sucanat sugar is the BEST. It has different names, depending on where it originated, including Rapadura, and Muscovado. As far as sweeteners go, Grade B Maple syrup, Coconut sugar, and Date sugar are even better.
I know that many like to use Agave Nectar, however, it is NOT the healthy sweetener that it’s promoted to be. It is actually very unhealthy, and is nearly as bad as High Fructose Corn Syrup. It has been pushed as a good alternative for diabetics, but it is NOT good AT ALL for diabetics (or anyone else).
The image abobe shows Sucanat, which is sugar from sugar cane without the molasses processed out of it.
You deserve to be mo better!