Is Stevia Bad For Keto?

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Artificial Sweeteners

For low carbers, artificial sweeteners often mean the difference between blowing your carb limit for the day, or safely satisfying a sweet craving. However, most powdered forms of fake sweeteners contain some sort of sugar based bulking agent, such as maltodextrin, or dextrose. This adds carbs, so if you use a packet, count it as one carb. Liquid artificial sweeteners are becoming more popular, as no bulking agent is needed. I don't particularly like to use artificial anything, but I've come to the conclusion that for my health and wellbeing, a little fake sweetener is better than a lot of sugar. If the idea of a chemical sweetener doesn't sit well, you may want to look into the category of sugar alcohol sweeteners. These do have calories and carbs, though the amounts are much smaller, and there is much reduced effect on blood sugars because they are absorbed slowly. Below is a list of some artificial sweeteners that can be used on a low carb diet. Be aware there is a great deal of controversy around these products, so you'll have to decide for yourself whether you want to use them. I've put together a list of the "pros and cons" for each. I am referring to the powdered version unl Continue reading >>

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  1. Cheryl311

    The Ketovangelist Podcast by Brian Williamson on Apple Podcasts
    Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of The Ketovangelist Podcast by Brian Williamson for free.
    A link to this podcast is on another thread but I wanted to post it here as well. As much as I don't want This to be true I have to consider it for myself because I am one of those people who seem to be overly sensitive to anything sweet. I've hardly used any sweeteners at all since Starting Keto on May 28, 2017 and even before I had pretty much cut out the sweet stuff including artificial sweeteners because of the rise in blood Glucose I get from consuming them.
    I'm sure there are those here that this doesn't pose a problem for but I think we need to stay informed.
    The podcast is the most recent about the dangers of Stevia. I don't think I posted the link correctly.
    [Direct link to podcast page - here.
    27 -carolt ]

  2. yayhowfun

    I listened to this too!!! I'm trying really hard not to use any AS, but I think I'll switch to erithrytol if I do use any.

  3. collaroygal

    So glad I don't have a troublesome sweet tooth, it sounds like all sweeteners will give the same bad results. Going to have to order the book to absorb all this information.

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