What kind of sweetener do you use? Recently, this question has come up to me a lot.
While sugar alcohols seem to have more advantages than disadvantages, you still want to recognize what your body is trying to tell you.
– no calories
– no spike in blood sugar
– doesn’t cause tooth decay
🔸 What are your goals when using alternative sweeteners and how much are you going to consume?
➖ If consuming a large amount of erythritol, a sugar alcohol, one may experience digestive issues, or even headaches. It’s also important to note that sugar alcohols travel through the body, in part, undigested.
This means your body won’t experience the ‘full’ feeling you would from consuming other sweetened foods. What does this lead to?
So as you can imagine some alternative sweeteners defeat the purpose. Erythritol is just one example, as there are other artificial sweeteners that do still cause a sugar spike, but remain lower in calories.
If you’re trying to cut calories, to your dismay, this may fail you. You could end up with a lack of satiation, or later trying to justify a splurge because of the saved calories from artificial sweeteners.
I love dates, coconut sugar, agave and maple syrup to sweeten foods!