13. Brown sugar is a healthier alternative
We all know eating too much sugar is unhealthy. Some people claim that brown sugar is a healthier alternative to white sugar, but the fact is, sugar is sugar. In most cases, brown sugar is just white sugar that has been colored brown by re-adding molasses, which is normally removed when sugar is created from sugarcane plants. In some cases, brown sugar that is referred to as “raw sugar” is simply sugar that has not been fully refined. Because it contains molasses, brown sugar does contain trace amounts of certain minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium; however, these miniscule amounts are highly unlikely to provide any real health benefits.
Ultimately, there is no real nutritional difference between brown sugar and white sugar; the only actual difference is the taste. If you prefer the taste of brown sugar to white sugar, go for it, but remember that brown sugar is not healthier than white sugar. It’s important to limit your sugar intake and avoid excess sugar consumption regardless of whether you’re using brown or white.