The 6 Best Sweeteners on a Low Carb Keto Diet

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Plant-based sweetener Stevia rebaudiana. Nonnutritive sweeteners have few calories and carbs. Animal and human studies suggest stevia may lower blood sugar.

Energy Production

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Unmetabolized sucrose doesn't provide calories or carbs. Since it doesn't taste bitter, Splenda is the most popular sucralose-based sweetener.

Healthy Nervous System

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Sugar alcohols like erythritol stimulate your tongue's sweet taste receptors to taste like sugar. It's 80% as sweet as regular sugar but has 5% the calories at 0.2 calories per g.

Red Blood Cell Formation

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Sugar-free gum, candies, and mints contain xylitol. It tastes like sugar but has 3 calories and 4 carbs per tsp.

Heart Health

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Monk fruit sweetener comes from the southern Chinese plant monk fruit. The fruit's sweetness comes from natural sugars and antioxidants called mogrosides.

Brain Function

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The South American tuber yacon yields yacon syrup. Yacon syrup contains fructooligosaccharides (FOS), an indigestible soluble fiber. Also present are sucrose, fructose, and glucose.

Mood Regulation

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