The Best and Worst Keto sweeteners

The Best and Worst Keto sweeteners

July 16, 2019 31 By William Morgan


hey do you know what I struggled with
most when I started the ketogenic diet
having a sweet tooth and not being able
to eat sugar what I found is that you
can still enjoy sweet treats on keto
today you’ll learn the best and worst keto friendly sweeteners hues in your recipe
and make sure you stick around to the end then I’ll give you 12 free recipes like these
mouth-watering peanut butter cookies that are low carb and keto friendly
hey there my name is Elisa head chef at
warriormade.com where our mission is
to bring you simple and delicious
recipes to help you achieve your weight
loss goals at warrior made we’re all
about simplicity we provide information
and tips that will help you make
healthier choices when it comes to food
and nutrition a personal passion of mine
whether you’re just starting the
ketogenic diet or you’ve been doing this
for years I’m here to share with you
what I’ve learned along the way on my
own journey to meet my health and
lifestyle goals now since you’re
watching this video I’m pretty sure you
already know about the health benefits
of following a low-carb ketogenic diet
most of the time, right? but just to make
sure we’re all on the same page the goal
of the ketogenic diet is to turn your
body’s metabolism from sugar burning
mode to fat-burning mode which will make
it easier for you to lose weight and all
this is great probably the hardest part
about following the ketogenic or
low-carb diet is the fact that you
believe you have to say goodbye to
delicious carbs and sweets, am I right?
well today I have good news for you
first if you know the right sweeteners
to use you can make delicious foods that
are low carb and keto friendly which is
why in the first part of this video I’ll
be sharing with you the best and worst
keto friendly sweeteners to use and I’ll
even share with you one of my favorite
peanut butter cookie recipes that tastes
just like the real thing
finally in order to make sure you’re
taken care of at the end of this video
I’ll share with you a free recipe guide
with 11 more keto desserts this way you
can have a total of 12 keto friendly
dessert recipes ready to go any time you
have a craving so make sure you stick
around to the end to find out how you
can get that for free, alright, now that
you know what to expect
let’s dive in to the best and worst keto
friendly sweeteners the worst keto
sweeteners, okay, I figured I’d start with
what I feel are the worst sweeteners out
there but first I just want to make sure
we’re on the same page about refined
sugar whether you’re doing the keto diet
or not we all know that refined sugars
are bad for us
science has told us that they can
inflame our tissues and inflammation can
trigger a cascade of health problems
from anxiety to cancer, the good news is
there are tons of alternatives out there
but how do you know which ones to use
I promise to highlight a few of our
favorite keto sweetener options but
right now let’s talk about which ones to
avoid you see not all sweeteners are
created equal there are some sweeteners
we don’t recommend using even though
they claim to be keto friendly, one
sweetener that is very controversial is xylitol
xylitol is a popular sugar
alcohol found in common products you may
use every day like gum, toothpastes, and
dietary supplements now while some sugar
alcohols can be helpful on the keto diet
xylitol can increase your glucose levels
which can kick you out of ketosis next
is sucralose
sucralose is another sweetener that you might not be aware of, now I’m sure you’ve seen these products
in the grocery store, right? a lot of
people think that just because a food or
product has no calories or is sugar free
it’s healthy, unfortunately this isn’t
the case, sweeteners like sucralose are
artificially made in a lab and bring a
ton of side effects with them some
studies even show that it can cause
leukemia in rats, I’ll have a link at the
end of the video where you can check out
some of these studies for yourself, ok, so
just to recap refined sugar is a
definite no on the keto diet and
xylitol and sucralose we advise to stay clear of
the best keto sweeteners
alright now that you know what
sweeteners to avoid let’s dive into the
best one here at warrior made we always
talk about using fresh natural
high-quality ingredients making Stevia a
great choice to highlight Stevia is a
natural sweetener that is extracted from
a plant one reason we use Stevia in our
kitchen is because it’s natural
there are no added chemicals and it comes in multiple forms another thing to note
about baking with Stevia is that it has
a much sweeter taste than refined table
sugar so it’s important to change your
baking ratios accordingly
ok so if you’ve been in the keto world
at all you may have heard the
Erythritol, now despite its funny name
it’s actually a really common ingredient
in keto baking, Erythritol is a sugar
alcohol and you may be thinking I
thought I can’t have sugar or alcohol on
the keto diet don’t worry despite the name
sugar alcohols are simply sugars
that come from parts of plants like the
fruit and berries Erythritol is great
because it doesn’t knock you out of
ketosis and it can be paired with a
sweetener like stevia to create a taste
similar to table sugar one thing to know
about Erythritol is that when you eat
it it does have a cooling effect on the tongue and in case you can’t find it at
your local grocery store you can easily
buy it online, now, Swerve is an
Erythritol based product that we love
using here in the warrior made kitchen
as a matter of fact Swerve is used in
the chocolate mason jar ice cream recipe
that you’ll get at the end of this video
alright I know your taste buds are
probably excited at this point about all
the keto friendly treats you’re going to
make but before we set you up with some
recipes let me tell you about one last winner
Monk fruit, Monk fruit is also
natural and made from a plant
not only is it sweet but it also contains a
compound proven to fight tumor growth
one brand that we like using is Lakanto
which is a combo of Monk fruit and Erythritol
in fact the peanut butter
cookies I’ve been telling you about call
for Monk fruit sweetener
okay now that you know the best and
worst keto sweeteners it’s time to put
the best ones to use
these keto friendly peanut butter cookies took me only 20 minutes to make and have just six
ingredients these cookies are so simple
to make and they’ve become one of my
go-to recipes when my kids are asking
for something sweet
alright so if you want this recipe and 11 others all you
need to do is click the link at the end
of this video enter your email and we’ll
send you a PDF that’ll show you how to
make 11 delicious mouth-watering
desserts like chocolate mason jar
ice cream, gingerbread cake with cream cheese
frosting, and even lemon meringue custard
the best part is that each of these
recipes are low-carb and keto friendly
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finally I’m always on the hunt for ways
to make high carb, high sugar recipes
into delicious keto friendly ones so let
me know in the comments below what
recipes you’d like to see me make in a
low carb treat that’s all for today
thanks again for watching and I’ll see
you in the next video