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Understanding Alternative Sweeteners

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

There are many different types of sweeteners that are lower on the glycemic index. Dr. Berg's team has done the research for you and found the best ones.

What is a low glycemic index?

A low glycemic index is a measure of how quickly a food raises blood sugar levels. Foods with a high glycemic index (70 or more) cause blood sugar levels to rise quickly, while foods with a low glycemic index (55 or less) cause blood sugar levels to rise slowly.

What are some alternative sweeteners?

Some alternative sweeteners include erythritol, stevia, xylitol, and monk fruit extract. Other alternative sweeteners like dextrose is a carbohydrate and is not good for you. Dextrose is high on the glycemic index and is produced in large part from GMO corn.

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