Alternative low carb/keto sweetener options for diabetics.
Did you know that there are currently 120 different names of sugar? Sugar is a major cause of inflammation. As diabetics, reading labels for sugar content can be very daunting, especially if you eat low carb or keto. Rest assured! I’ve researched and found at least seven options that are safe for diabetics on a low carb, keto lifestyle.
I’ve gleaned information from several websites including Healthline, Medical News Today and Nutrition & Diabetes.
I have not included fruit sources in this infographic, but if you’re one of the few that cannot tolerate alternative sweeteners or have an allergy to them, then using a small amount of natural, no-sugar added applesauce works fairly well. Some also use a little amounts of molasses and honey. I would recommend testing goods that you make with these sweeteners by eating to your meter:
- Check your blood sugar before you eat
- Check your blood sugar after one hour
- Check your blood sugar for the last time after two hours. Anything over 20 points from your pre-meal after 1-2 hours means that the food should be avoided.
I hope you find this information useful on your journey!
Until Next Time,
The Genetic Diabetic