Is cane sugar keto friendly


A natural sweetener is a product that is obtained from products from nature, but just because products are touted as "less sweet", "healthy" or "natural" does not automatically mean that it is healthier or suitable for keto . Most natural sweeteners, such as honey, usually have as many carbohydrates as normal sugar, for example, a teaspoon of honey gets almost 6g of carbohydrates straight away.

The exception among the natural sweeteners is stevia. Stevia is sold as a natural sweetener, but unlike the rest of the family, it has no carbohydrates. So stevia fits very well into the ketogenic diet, but not because it is natural, but because it simply has no carbohydrates.

Another natural sweetener that fits perfectly into the ketogenic diet is allulose. Unfortunately, allulose is not yet approved as a food in this country, but in the USA this simple sugar (monosaccharide) is one of the hottest sugar substitutes, especially in the keto scene.

Allulose is a sweetener that most closely resembles commercial sugar, both in consistency and taste. Allulose is 100% excreted by the body and therefore not metabolized, the body is not able to use allulose as energy. Several clinical studies have shown that allulose even has an insulin-lowering effect when taken after a meal, as well as antioxidant and blood lipid lowering effects.

Although the FDA (Food and Drug Administration on Wikipedia), the US Food and Drug Administration, has recognized allulose as safe, long-term studies to research long-term effects on the body are currently lacking.

So let's wait and see when allulose will be approved in German-speaking countries, some large German companies are already working on approval, so it's only a matter of time.