April 2, 2016   By Kelly Bejelly

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10 Must Have Sugar Substitues for a Low Carb Diet

 

We sometimes, as a result of our health, need to make changes in our diet to make sure that we are eating the healthiest foods and products that we can eat. Additionally, sometimes that means cutting sugar almost or completely out to keep our blood sugar at good levels. Thankfully, we have several options out there to get a little bit of that sweet back. In this post, I have listed for you 10 sugar substitutes that you can use in your every day life. Enjoy!

 

Trader Joe's Organic Liquid Stevia

Stevia

This commonly known sweetener is best in its liquid form. It has no calories, vitamins or other nutrients which makes it the best option to add to your morning tea for a little sweet.

Now Foods Erythritol Powder 100% Pure 2.5 lb

Erythritol

Used in smaller servings, Erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol that is found in our fruits and vegetables. It has no calories, and is one of the better products to use in low carb cooking.

Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener All Natural Sugar Substitute, Classic White, 235 Grams (8.29 Ounces)

Monk Fruit Powder

This sweetener is 300 times sweeter than sugar and has been used in Chinese medicine for many years, no wonder it is the longevity fruit, and as a bonus, this product has no aftertaste, so all you will be tasting is its sweetness.

Inulin Fiber (Chicory Root) - LC Foods - All Natural - Low Carb - Gluten Free - No Sugar - Diabetic Friendly - 12.8 oz

Chicory Root Inulin

This Chicory Inulin based product is a great substitute containing vitamin C, and calcium. This product however should not be used in baking, but it is good to sweeten everything else.

Yacon Syrup, All Natural Sugar Substitute, Metabolism Booster, 8 Oz, Peruvian Certified 100%, Original.

Yacon Syrup

Made similar to maple syrup, yacon syrup is high in antioxidants and potassium. It also has a taste close to caramel. However, it is not best used in baking. You could instead put it on your yogurt, or your morning smoothie.

Harmony House Foods Berry Medley (Quart Size Jars, 4 Count)

Freeze Dried Berry Powder

This is a great nutritious natural sweetener that is good to add to smoothies, yogurt and baked goods.

Terrasoul Superfoods Lucuma Powder (Organic), 12 Ounce

Lucuma Powder

From the countries of Peru, Chile, and Ecuador, this powder is a product of Egg Fruit, that has a taste similar to mango and apricots. It is a fabulous substitute if you want a less sweet taste in your smoothies or baked goods.

Lindt Excellence Supreme Dark Chocolate 90% Cocoa, 3.5-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)

Dark Chocolate (75% or more Cacao)

Dark chocolate is great if you want a little bit of sweet and bitter in your food, and it must be as dark as it comes (75% or more is recommended.) Add the chocolate to your breakfast, baking, or your yogurt.

Hidden Springs Organic Vermont Maple Syrup, Premium Grade B, 16 Ounce

Organic Maple Syrup

Used in moderation, this evaporated maple tree sap has some amazing health benefits. For example, it is high in magnesium and zinc which helps with maintaining the immune system, as well as is rich in calcium and vitamins A + B. You can put it on anything from your yogurt to your morning smoothies to give your food a little zing.

Pura Fruta Cold-Pressed Passion Fruit Juice 12oz (Pack of 6)

Fresh Fruit Juices

Fresh fruit and fruit juices, like raspberries and strawberries, are great alternatives to sweeten up your yogurt or smoothies.

 

Those were the 10 must have sugar substitutes for a low carb diet, now its up to you! Which product was your favourite? Have you tried any of the substitutes that I have listed above before? Let me know!

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