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Saturday 1 August 2020

Sweeteners : Helpful Low Carb / Keto Guide

Guide to low carb sweeteners:

"It can be incredibly confusing when you are just starting to live sugar free. Part of the ethos of living sugar free and low carb is to give up the sweet treats on a regular basis and to reset our taste buds. But being able to make a sweet treat occasionally is a deal breaker for many of you contemplating even starting. If you do want a cake, a dessert or a sweet treat, it is better to have a few good sugar free recipes on hand than to reach for a high carb snack. 

With so many sweeteners now on the market, which one do you choose?
Of course there are also other questions … for instance

How much sweetener to use?
Which sweeteners taste best?
Why is it hard to give up sugar?
Which are the best sweeteners to buy?
Is sugar better because it’s natural?
Sweeteners to enjoy;
Sweeteners to avoid;
The myths behind "natural sugars" !

If you'd like to find out the answers, and learn a little more about what to look for when you buy them - (because not all low carb sweeteners are created equally)" - please read here - additional reading here

Do you use a low-carb sweetener?
You may have a favourite!
Perhaps you prefer one to use in drinks, but another for baking!

We bring a variety of articles (and recipe ideas) to this blog, but not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...I like xylitol the best.

DVArtist said...

Don't do much sugar here, but when I do it is regular granulated.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing this info.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I try to be aware of my sweet, salt and fat intake

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you.
This is a journey I am starting to explore.

Valerie-Jael said...

I'm not a friend of all these low-carb sugras, I just use minimum sugar all the time. Have a great day, Valerie

Margaret D said...

Interesting topic is sugar.

eileeninmd said...


I had not idea there are so many choices, great post and info.
Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

CJ Kennedy said...

I use liquid Stevia in my tea and like to add a bit of vanilla extract to it. I haven't had luck using any of the sugar substitutes in baking.

Debbie said...

i use regular, granulated sugar. i am still waiting for the day they say it is good for you!! hehehehehe, it seems everything gets it's day!!

many thanks for the super kind comments on my blog. my pictures are just average really!!!

Jeanie said...

Thanks for the link, Jan. I basically use sugar, though less of it than before. But I like knowing the options.