There are several natural and organic sweeteners to choose from that make excellent alternatives to processed white sugar and are healthier. These include raw sugar, agave syrup, xylitol and stevia.
Organic raw cane sugar is also known as unrefined sugar and is grown without the use harmful chemicals and pesticides. It is unprocessed and retains minerals and vitamins present in the cane sugar plant. Organic agave nectar is a syrup make from the agave plant which is a rich source of iron, calcium and zinc. It is sweeter than sugar which means you can use less to obtain the sweetness you desire, and it has a lower glycemic index than processed sugar.
Stevia and xylitol are natural sugar alternatives that are safe for diabetics as they do not raise blood sugar and insulin levels.