Keto Lifestyle

WHICH SWEETENERS ARE APPROVED IN THE KETO DIET?

When we make our keto dessert recipes, we need to include a substitute for regular sugar.

We made a list of the 3 sweeteners that we use in our recipes, together with the amazon link, so you know where you can buy them. All of them are organic and free of chemicals.

  • Erythritol
  • Stevia
  • Xylitol

1. Erythritol

Erythritol is a naturally derived sugar substitute that looks and tastes very much like sugar, but has almost no calories. It’s one of our personal favorites!

Get yours here:

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon US

2. Stevia

Stevia (steviol glycosides) is about 200 to 300 times as sweet as sugar and provides no calories. It does have the E number 960, so use it in moderation.

It can be used in the European Union since 2011.

The sweetener is isolated from the leaf of the stevia plant (Stevia rebaudiana). The leaves of the plant are ground and soaked in hot water. The aqueous solution is further purified and dried until stevia remains. It does have a bit of an aftertaste. Some people like it, some people don’t. Using this sweetener depends on your own taste.

Get yours here:

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon US

3. Xylitol

Xylitol is a polyol (or sugar-alcohol), it’s a natural sweetener that occurs in the fibers of many types of fruit and vegetables. It has a sweet taste without after-taste and is widely used in sweets. The sweetening power of xylitol is roughly the same as that of sugar, but it provides 40% fewer calories. Because xylitol is hardly converted into acid when consumed, it is less harmful to teeth than sugar or other sweeteners such as sorbitol.

Get yours here:

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon US

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