The average person in the USA consumes 126 grams of sugar per day, the highest in the world), while the global average is about 61 grams per person per day.
Consuming sugar, fruit juice, jaggery, honey ie any sweetener in the liquid form without its natural fiber causes a spike in the blood sugar levels.
A healthier option is using dates, raisins, dry dates ( dry date powder is known as kharik in Indian stores), or even sweet potatoes to sweeten desserts, cakes, plant based milkshakes, plant-based brownies and so much more.
These sweeteners despite being delicious, also contain fiber which not only keeps us satiated and full for a long time but also helps prevent overeating.
Note : Always eat in moderation after consulting your health care provider.