Refined sugar free is a bit of a buzz phrase at the moment, popping up everywhere in both recipes and on products. When it comes to nutrition, unrefined, whole foods are generally more nutritionally dense than their more refined counterparts. But when it comes to sugar, it’s not quite as simple.
In the wellness world, refined sugar free or ‘no refined sugar’ comes with the assumption that this is somehow superior to refined sugar (which is the devil right?). Sugar will never be nutrient dense, but freaking out about sugar doesn’t necessarily help your health either!!
Here’s a look at what refined sugar free really means and why some people feel like they simply cannot control yourself around sweet foods.