Artificial sweetener “swerve”

(Alice) #1

Anyone have any experience with this one…it’s erythritol. Some of the sugar alcohols still have an impact on my BG…curious if anyone’s tried this one?

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(Andrew) #2

I try to avoid the -tol sweeteners because of their common laxative effect, but YMMV. In what sorts of products do you find erythritol?

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(Russell) #3

Hi Alice,

Likewise, I also find that the sugar alcohols affect my blood sugar, though not as much as ‘normal’ sugars or carbs like white rice. One ‘sugar-free’ candy (with one of the polyols) won’t really have an affect, but any more will.

The Joslin Clinic has a very good article on sugar alcohols and their affect, so it’s worth checking out if you are interested.

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