4 BEST SWEETENERS FOR YOUR KETO DIET
Keto is about reducing carbs. Sugar is pure carbs. Sugar needs to be removed.
But I like food to taste sweet.
There are tricks to make your palate believe it's sweet: Sweeteners
WHAT ARE THE COMMON SWEETENERS?
1. Sugar Alcohols
2. Artificial Sweeteners
3. Natural Sweeteners
Sugar Alcohols are derived from regular sugar.
But unlike sugar, most sugar alcohols are not metabolized by the body.
As a result they don't increase blood sugar levels* and are keto-friendly.
* apart from Sorbitol, Xylitol and Maltitol that do!
They are however often linked with upset guts.
Artificial Sweeteners are chemically-engineered powders that trigger the same palate response as sugar
They are technically keto-friendly but they are suspected of adverse side-effects.
And their high sweetness make them impossible to use in baking or cooking.
Natural Sweeteners are chemically extracted from natural ingredients.
Some like Monk Fruit or Stevia have a very high sweetening power and are generally sold in blends, mostly with Erythritol.
Others like Tagatose and Allulose are similar to glucose but aren't digested by the body, making them keto.
MY TOP-4 SWEETENERS FOR KETO BAKING
2. Monk Fruit (blended)
3. Stevia (blended)
Easy to use, safe, 0 carbs
Easiest to use when blended (1:1), no aftertaste
Easiest to use when blended (1:1), but slight grassy taste
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