Beware-falling into the sweetener pit!
Sweet-tasting foods and drinks tend to encourage you to crave even more sweet-tasting treats. In keto living craving are not abolished; they are simply kept at bay. Even no-calorie sweeteners, such as erythritol and stevia, are added to foods that mimic desserts. They can promote snacking and extra consumption of treats and desserts, and undermine your ability to stick to eating reasonable amounts.
It is, of course, ideal for all of us to avoid all sweeteners, if possible.
That said, this is reality-not television.
Fortunately, over time, keto living reduces cravings for sweets. It gets easier to reject sweets or to eat them occasionally. Many folks find that the natural sweet taste of foods began to tickle the taste buds and the desire for sweeteners eases.
It then becomes a matter of making smart choices when you do decide to indulge.
Real sugar is a double molecule of glucose and fructose. That makes sugar 100% carbs!!! Many artificial sweeteners are made up of sugar and have the identical effect of white sugar on weight, insulin resistance, and blood sugars. These include brown sugar, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and dates.
What’s worse than sugar? Fructose, because it goes straight to the liver, promoting fatty liver, insulin resistance, belly obesity, and unhealthy lipids. Fructose sweeteners-corn syrup, fruit juice concentrate, honey, molasses, and agave syrup could be called “super sugars,” because of their detrimental long-term impact on the body. The worst of these-agave syrup-with the highest fructose content.
Coming up next-zero calorie sweeteners-