The new Huffington Post article, Healthy Vegan: How To Avoid 3 Common Pitfalls, is confusing me. The article mentions three pitfalls; Highly Refined and Processed Oils, Hidden GMO Ingredients, and Sweeteners. It’s this last one that I have questions on.
The Sweeteners section begins by telling you the dangers of highly refined and/or processed sugars- good stuff to know. Then, strangely, it mentions honey as a “more unrefined sweetener option” over agave. But the honey talk stops there. The author doesn’t recommend you eat honey necessarily, it’s not listed under “more unrefined sugar options”- so why did honey make it in this article to begin with?
So confusing. Is the author implying that honey is an appropriate “unrefined sweetener option” for vegans?
Side note: Life without agave would mean a life without my perfect margarita, since I only use lime, tequila, and agave in it. That would be a tragedy. I’m just sayin’.
The article ends with, “The healthiest vegan diets are simply those based on high quality, minimally processed, whole foods.” I totally agree.