Silver Linings

In Sugar by James Anstee

Bonraw is a table sugar alternative that, by comparison, will reduce your calorie intake, has a lower glycaemic index and can even look after your teeth (yes teeth!). A plant-based range of natural sugars sourced from around the world, Bonraw products are 100% natural, raw and unrefined with packaging that is 100% recyclable. Coconut and Panela sugars are certified organic (they are working on getting the Silverbirch sugar similarly certified). As it happens, silverbirch can starve the harmful bacteria in your mouth, reducing plaque build-up and therefore avoiding tooth decay, preventing dental cavities and inflammatory gum diseases. It contains 40% less calories than refined sugar, is less likely to spike blood glucose levels (or at least the curve will be flatter) and apparently feeds friendly microbes in your digestive system.