Pros and Cons of keto friendly sweeteners

I don’t like artificial sweeteners much. They just don’t taste the same as sugar. But, I have on occasion used monk fruit and if I use it sparingly it seems to be a passable solution. To me, there still is no replacement for real sugar. I think we just have to be disciplined in how we consume it.

Mind Body Green goes through the most popular artificial sweeteners and provides their pros and cons.

With an apple clocking in at 25 grams of carbohydrates, it can be hard to see how to fit any sweets into the keto diet, but there are a few ways of making a dessert ketogenic-compliant. One is to leave out sweeteners entirely, embracing flavors like raw cacao in its pure and bitter form. The other, frankly more popular and palatable approach, is relying on keto-approved sugar alternatives that are carb-free. These include stevia, monk fruit, erythritol, xylitol, and sucralose, all of which have different pros and cons

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Here’s an Amazon link to the brand of monk fruit I use.


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