All of the foods in this chart are used for sweetness, but some sweet is definitely better than others. The best sugars on this list: Grade B Maple Syrup, Agave Nectar, and Stevia (green, not white) because they are all-natural and unprocessed. The others are suspect for a variety of reasons. Honey isn’t raw. Sugar is processed. Maltodextrin is a chemical. This list goes on.
It’s important to protect you and your family from these sneaky sugars. To do so, be sure to check package labels and read the ingredients. If a seven year-old couldn’t pronounce an ingredient (say fructose), then avoid putting it into your body.