I have discovered many delicious low carb sugar substitutes that you can enjoy guilt free and use to help satisfy your sweet tooth. Novel Sweeteners such as Stevia or Truvia combine a number of sweeteners and can vary in sweetness and carb count.
Although natural sweeteners such as honey, molasses and fruit juices are also sugar substitutes they will actually raise blood sugar levels which are counter productive to a low carb diet. I like to use Sugar Alcohols as they are suitable for low carb diets and look and taste much like sugar. Xylitol is an anti-microbial which prevents the growth of bacteria and helps boost your immune system (sugar actually feeds bacteria and fungi).
Although Xylitol can cause minor bloating, gas and diarrhea, your body becomes accustomed to processing Xylitol quickly and these symptoms will soon disappear. Novel sweeteners such as Stevia are calorie free and .5 carbs per ? teaspoon, which is suitable for low carb diets, diabetes and general weight loss. I have done quite a bit of experimenting with sugar substitutes looking for delicious alternatives that will work well for a low carb diet.

You should be able to find them in any Health Food Store, In the organic aisle in grocery stores. A common criticism of eating low carb or paleo is the negative side effects that may accompany your new way of eating.
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I personally avoid artificial sweeteners such as aspartame as they have been tied to several negative side effects both physical and mental. Although the carb count for these sweeteners is higher, when following a low carb diet like Atkin’s they are subtracted because sugar alcohols do not increase your blood sugar levels. Eyrthritol is absorbed by the small intestine so does not cause the same tummy upset as Xylitol.
I did find Stevia has an after taste so I usually use other sweeteners with it such as Xylitol, Erythritol or Truvia. In Canada, Bulk Barn and Superstore.You can buy on line but check out some of your local stores first.

I know that the truvia you buy in the small packets are good, they have stevia leaf and erythritol mixture. This is why sugar alcohols such as Xylitol and Eyrthritol are safe for both diabetes and hyperglycemia. Truvia has a wonderful taste, however it is higher in carbs but you use half the amount of truvia compared to sugar. You may find Xylitol a little pricey but once you taste it I think you will find Xylitol’s benefits outweigh its negatives.

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