No Sugar, No Sweets?
In this blog, Nina delves into the topic of sugar in a ketogenic diet. What pay attention to, how to replace sugar, and how she bake and cooks sugar-free without giving up on delicious treats.
The ketogenic diet and sugar substitutes
The ketogenic diet involves a high-fat diet and minimal sugar consumption. We "Ketos" follow a high-fat diet, unlike the majority of the population. In the ketogenic diet, we should aim to avoid (unhealthy) carbohydrates like sugar as much as possible. I have found that one needs to be quite vigilant in this regard. Sugar sometimes hides where you least expect it, such as in vinegar, in milk as lactose, in fruit as fructose, and, of course, in obvious sweets. It would be a shame if there were no alternatives for us in the ketogenic diet. Sugar substitutes suitable for us include Stevia, Erythritol, and artificial sweeteners. However, be careful: Xylitol is not a substitute, even though it is occasionally marketed as keto-friendly in supermarkets.
Most of the time, I don't have a strong craving for sweets because I've always preferred salty snacks. But when it does happen, it's always good to have an ace up your sleeve.
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Nothing is impossible
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