Alternative sweeteners are typically valuable for individuals who are attempting to avoid high blood sugar and excess insulin secretion. Alternative sweeteners provide a sugar-like taste to help people enjoy treats without the negative impacts of sugar.
Many people on a Ketogenic diet, those who are attempting to reverse pre-diabetes, and those who are type 1 or type 2 diabetics will often use alternative sweeteners in their diet. This allows them to continue to enjoy desserts without excess or severe blood sugar spikes.
These blog posts highlight all of the pros and cons of alternative sweeteners.
Artificial sweeteners have been under serious attack for years, is it warranted? Let’s look at what the data says about the human microbiome.
Artificial sweeteners are used by millions of people to help reduce sugar consumption while still being able to have sweet drinks and treats. Do artificial sweeteners raise insulin levels? And why should I care about insulin?
Commonly used as a sweetener in low carb products, Erythritol is a popular ingredient option. This post outlines if Erythritol is safe, how it’s made, and much more.
Allulose is a diabetic friendly and keto safe ingredient used to make products taste sweet (with no impact to blood sugar). In this post learn how it’s made and what it’s good for.
Stevia is natural and does not impact blood sugar in the general population which makes it a perfect sugar substitute for diabetics, those on a Keto diet, and/or insulin resistant individuals.
A look at a popular artificial sweetener: sucralose. Does it raise blood sugar? Is it bad for you? Is sucralose keto? Answers to common questions about sucralose found here.