This week I'd like to share my thoughts on Swerve, an exciting low-carb sweetener, which you may have spotted amongst the prizes in the 30-Day KetoDiet Challenge.
Disclaimer: Swerve has been provided to me for the purpose of this review as a free sample. This has not influenced my review and the opinions expressed in this post are my own. Swerve is one of the sponsors in our KetoDiet Challenges.
Swerve is an excellent sugar replacement and one of the best low-carb sweeteners to use when you follow the ketogenic diet. It's as sweet as sugar so you won't need to use any conversion charts.
Another benefit or Swerve is that it has the ability to caramelise which makes it perfect for baking and making keto desserts.
Since it doesn't spike blood sugar and insulin and it's almost zero-calorie, Swerve is diabetes-friendly and perfect for weight loss. There are only two ingredients in Swerve, erythritol and oligosaccharides:
- Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that is naturally found in fruits, vegetables and fermented foods. It has almost zero calories and doesn't affect blood sugar. In fact, 90% of Erythritol is absorbed before it enters the large intestine and is excreted via urine. Erythritol is 70% as sweet as sugar.
- Oligosaccharides are simple sugars naturally found in many plants, including onions, asparagus, leeks, jicama or Jerusalem artichoke. Our body cannot fully digest oligosaccharides, and almost 90% passes through the small intestine into the large colon where it acts as a prebiotic. As a prebiotic, it feeds the gut bacteria that produce short-chain fatty acids and B-vitamins.
You can buy Swerve on Amazon or at SwerveSweetener.com
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