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The Best (healthiest) Sweeteners For A Ketogenic Diet

Almost all of us love sweet foods and an occasional dessert. Unfortunately, sugar and most sweets are among the very worst things to be consuming if you want to heal a chronic condition and function at your best. For challenging health conditions, a very low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet may be the best healing option. So, what are the best keto sweeteners when following a ketogenic diet? When following a low carb, high fat (ketogenic) diet, it is important to use a natural sweetener that will not affect your blood sugar levels. This article will discuss the best natural sweeteners for a ketogenic diet and what to look for when buying them. But first, let’s look at why a ketogenic diet can be helpful for improving a number of health conditions. Why a Ketogenic Diet A ketogenic diet focuses on minimal carbohydrates, low to moderate amounts of protein, and high fat consumption. This diet allows the liver to produce ketones to fuel metabolism, rather than using glucose for energy. Following a ketogenic diet is useful in improving insulin tolerance and reducing inflammation. These factors consequently reduce the risk of chronic disease and stimulate muscle development and fat metaboli Continue reading >>

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  1. Getsize

    > Effects of Aspartame on Ketogenic Diet

    I got into a discussion about the effects of aspartame on the body and found the following links:
    the sweet taste from Diet Coke elicits an insulin spike, which blocks your ability to burn fat.
    Animal studies suggest that artificial sweeteners cause body weight gain, theoretically because of a faulty insulin response, at least in cattle and rats. Rats given sweeteners have steadily increased caloric intake, increased body weight, and increased adiposity (fatness).Adding saccharin to the food of calves increases their body weight as well.
    Which is backed up by this:
    Insulin inhibits breakdown of fat in adipose tissue by inhibiting the intracellular lipase that hydrolyzes triglycerides to release fatty acids.
    If that is the case, what exactly is going on in the body when on a keto diet when you drink a sweet-tasting drink?
    I drink a diet drink with a sweet taste[/*]
    Insulin response is triggered.[/*]
    The body is now inhibited from breaking down fat given this response.[/*]
    What does our body do for energy at this point? If its having a hard time breaking down fat for energy and I have no carbs in my body... is it protein? muscle?
    Please let me know if I'm off base here on anything. Any and all feedback is appreciated.

  2. machine

    Being a type 1 Diabetic I have noticed some strange effects while drinking CERTAIN flavors of crystal light. Extremely high blood sugar levels after drinking excessive amounts!

  3. lomox

    I think aspartame is horrible.. but, I dont think it generates insulin spikes. I used to drink lots of diet soda while on keto and leaning out and it never affected me like that. It does however stimulate appetite which may account for the weight gain.

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