6 ways to bake heart-healthy holiday sweets

Baking holiday sweetsHoliday baking is going into full swing. That means lots of butter and sugar, right?

If you’ve been reading here for a while, you know that it isn’t the butter that will kill you. It’s the sugar.

Despite the attempts of the sugar industry and the producers of sweet drinks and snacks, we know that too much sugar can double your chances of a fatal heart attack.

But what about all those traditional holiday treats? Do we just need to skip them and eat vegetables? Are we gifting our friends and family with a heart attack when we hand over that tin of Christmas or Chanukah cookies?

Luckily, there are healthy and natural substitutes for white sugar that will go down just as sweet, if not sweeter, and even add some health benefits to those treats! Her are six of them…


Joyce Hollman

By Joyce Hollman

Joyce Hollman is a writer based in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in the medical/healthcare and natural/alternative health space. Health challenges of her own led Joyce on a journey to discover ways to feel better through organic living, utilizing natural health strategies. Now, practicing yoga and meditation, and working towards living in a chemical-free home, her experiences make her the perfect conduit to help others live and feel better naturally.