The Dark Side of Sweeteners

Sweeteners problems - low-carb keto

Do you often indulge in low-carb cakes, Keto bars and other sweet treats? Well, they are sugar-free – so it’s not a problem, right?

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case – at least for some of us.

We are all different. Sweeteners and similar products can have adverse effects on some of us, but none whatsoever on others.

Keep reading “The Dark Side of Sweeteners”

Can you trust "net carbs" claims on low-carb products?

net carbs claims

Are net carbs a myth? The term was first popularised by Dr Atkins.

Some carbohydrates, such as fibre, are not digested by our bodies. So it makes sense to exclude them from your daily carb count.

This distinction matters to those of us who follow ketogenic low-carb diets, like Atkins or Keto, with very low carb limits of around 20-30g a day.  

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Are all polyols zero-carb?

Carbs in polyolsLow-carb and Keto diets are becoming popular. I keep seeing new product brands – low-carb cookies, Keto bars, sugar-free sweets – all sweetened with sugar substitutes like polyols or artificial sweeteners.

It’s great to have so much choice. Unfortunately, not all these products are as good as they claim.

Small companies – usually run by low-carb dieters and enthusiasts – tend to do a good job. They care about their clients and make products that are genuinely low-carb. Keep reading “Are all polyols zero-carb?”