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Which is healthier - a spoon of sugar or using almond/hazelnut milk in coffee?

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ozzia Fri 18-Sep-15 13:30:41

As the subject really, I like sweet things and I've got myself down to one (large) sugar in tea and coffee but I was wondering whether I might be better to switch milk type as I hear they're very sweet.

Any one know?

I'd only be using that type of milk for hot drinks and using dairy for everything else

Branleuse Fri 18-Sep-15 13:40:29

Cant hurt to try, but I dont think any of the plant milks are sweet enough to substitute for a large sugar.

Have you tried the sweetener xylitol. Its the only one that i find indistinguishable from sugar

ozzia Fri 18-Sep-15 14:33:03

I have looked into Xylitol as I watched a programme on it, can't remember why I didn't go for it. Maybe I will give that a try, thanks smile

SunshineAndShadows Fri 18-Sep-15 14:34:32

Sweetened almond milk is much lower calorie than milk and sugar

Branleuse Fri 18-Sep-15 14:38:25

it might be an idea to actually switch to full fat milk or cream, and then cut the sugar out completely. I know atkins suggest this, and the fat and protein make the caffeine easier to metabolise and is more satiating to the body than sugar

ozzia Fri 18-Sep-15 15:12:51

Thanks Sunshine thats what I wasn't sure of

I think I would miss the sweetness but I might try the full fat idea, thanks for the suggestion

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