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Did you know? Children are attracted to sugar because it fills a biological need by pushing them towards energy sources. But eating too much of anything is bad, in this article, we've summed up all the alternatives available in markets nearby!

Over the years, our taste buds have evolved and have tended to prefer energy-rich foods that are sweet. According to experts, this preference is more prevalent in newborns because it reminds them of what once was their only food: their mother's milk. 

While eating lots of sweets may sound good, eating too much sugar can potentially damage our health. An excess of sweetened foods and beverages can lead to problems like excessive weight gain, blood sugar problems, and an increased risk of heart disease. 

In this article, Tatler has summed up some of the healthiest alternatives for sugar.

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1. Highkey Keto Cookies

First on the list is this yummy cookie treat from Highkey! The amount of sugar and starch that an ordinary cookie has is enough to make us feel guilty for taking another bite but with these keto cookies, you can cut carbs even if you eat more. 

Highkey cookies are made up of natural ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, and collagen.

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2. Dried Fruits

A sweet treat alternative that kids will surely fawn over is a dried fruit snack. Typically, this snack has highly concentrated levels of nutrients and natural sugar making it sweeter and more calorie-dense than fresh fruit which is not the best facet. When shopping, you can find almost any dried fruit, but make sure you pick a product that doesn’t contain added sugar. 

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3. Strawberries Covered In Chocolate

If we don't overindulge, chocolate has some health benefits on its own. When this treat is combined with strawberries, the whole meal will have enough antioxidants that can help improve our immune system. 

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4. Nice Cream

We're not sure if you've heard but ice cream has a healthier equivalent and it's called Nice Cream. For starters, Nice Cream is a dessert made by blitzing small pieces of frozen fruit. The vegan ice cream is rich, creamy, and luscious enough to make you believe that it's no different from the usual ice cream.

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5. Fruit Lollipops

A lot of kids love lollipops, but the treat is mostly sugar which isn't good if consumed on a daily basis. A healthier alternative is the fruit lollipop which you can make in your own kitchen. 

For this recipe, all you need to do is pour fruit juice into a mould and put a stick in the chiller. Put it inside the freezer for two hours and viola! You have an instant fruit lollipop. 

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