6 Sweeteners You Must Avoid On A Keto Diet

In a keto diet, reducing sugar intake can be as challenging as reducing carb intake. Read below to know about sweeteners or sugar substitutes you must avoid on a keto diet.

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6 Sweeteners You Must Avoid On A Keto Diet

Sweeteners you must avoid on keto diet include coconut sugar as well


Highlights

  1. Honey is high in calories and must be avoided on a keto diet
  2. Coconut sugar absorbs more slowly than regular sugar
  3. Dates must be avoided on a keto diet

A keto diet is one in which you need to cut back on high-carb foods which have high starch, sugary foods, desserts and processed snacks. While following a keto diet, a person needs to eat more healthy fats and proteins. When you reduce your intake of carbs, the body reaches a state of ketosis. This is a condition in which the body begins to break down fat stores instead of carbs to produce energy. A ketogenic diet has been found to be effective for quick weight loss. And apart from cutting down carb intake, the diet also requires to reduce sugar consumption. Reducing sugar intake can be as challenging as reducing carb intake. This is also because many foods which claim to be healthy, contain hidden sugar. This is especially true for packaged and processed foods such as baked goods, tomato ketchup, salad dressings, digestive biscuits, etc. In this article, we talk about sweeteners you must avoid on a keto diet. Keep reading...

Sweeteners you should avoid on a keto diet:

1. Honey

When following a keto diet, you need to take care of avoiding carbs. Sugar substitutes like honey, which are otherwise considered to be healthy, should also be avoided on a keto diet. This is because honey is high in calories and carbs, and may interfere with your weight loss regime.

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You must avoid honey on a keto diet
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Also read: 5 Things You Need To Know Before Going On A Ketogenic Diet

2. Maple syrup

Just as is the case with honey, maple syrup too is considered to be a healthier version of refined sugar. While maple syrup contains micronutrients like manganese and zinc, it is also high in calories and carbs and thus must be avoided in a keto diet.

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You must avoid maple syrup on a keto diet
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Also read: 7 Fruits You Can Enjoy On A Keto Diet

3. Coconut sugar

Coconut sugar is high in fructose. It provides the same number of calories as regular cane sugar and thus people on a weight loss regime or those aspiring for weight loss through a keto diet might not benefit from switching to coconut sugar. Coconut sugar absorbs more slowly than regular sugar. Its fructose content can also affect blood sugar levels.

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Coconut sugar absorbs more slowly than regular sugar
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Also read: These 7 Fats Must Be Included In Your Keto Diet

4. Dates

Dates are considered to be extremely healthy. They are dried fruit which are commonly used as healthy substitute of refined sugar. While they contain good amount of minerals, vitamins and fibre, dates also contain substantial amounts of carbs and hence are a sweetener which must be avoided on a keto diet.

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Dates are high in calories and hence should be avoided on a keto diet
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Thus, when on a keto diet for weight loss, you must try and avoid sweeteners!

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