Could this sweetener be healthy?
Hi there! Today we are going to be talking about a sweetener that shows real promise for anyone looking to reduce inflammation, weight, and heal their gut.
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Have you heard of Lakanto?
I’ve been researching this sweetener and tried it out for the first time a few weeks ago.
Lakanto is the closest natural sweetener to sugar in terms of its taste and its usability. The two natural ingredients in Lakanto are non-GMO erythritol and the super sweet extract of the luo han guo fruit (aka monk fruit, used in China for centuries). This fruit’s extract is 300 times sweeter than table sugar!
Erythritol is better than other sugar alcohols because it is fermented. The erythritol in Lakanto is made by fermenting the sugar in non-GMO corn. Similar to xylitol, people can have diarrhea, gas and bloating with foods sweetened with sugar alcohols, but this tends not to be a problem with Lakanto. This may be because Lakanto is processed differently (fermented versus hydrogenated).
Health Benefits of Lakanto
· Zero calories
· Zero additives
· No influence on your blood sugar and insulin (safe for diabetics)
· A one-to-one ratio with sugar so it’s easy to measure and use in baking
It appears that if you aren’t cooking and baking with it, monk fruit works well as a sweetener and tends to be less processed than Lakanto. There are no reported negative effects~in fact, there are some health benefits associated with monk fruit such as inhibiting tumor growth, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and blood pressure regulation (all similar to stevia, except the aftertaste). As far as versatility with recipes, Lakanto has benefits over monk fruit.
If you are struggling with sugar addiction, Lakanto or monk fruit looks promising as a replacement. As with any sweetener, moderation is recommended and if you do try it and your body language tells you that it doesn’t agree with you, please listen!
In health, & happiness
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