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The Worst Sugar Alcohol for Weight Loss

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Dr. Berg talks about the absolute worst sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohol are low calorie alternative sweetener that doesn’t have an alcohol and are not totally absorbed. Glycemic index are list of things that you consume that spike the blood sugar, the higher in the scale the worst on the spike in blood sugar and the lower in the scale the less the effect. He also talks about what artificial sweeteners to avoid. Artificial sweeteners will create problems with your microbiome, friendly bacteria, gut, could cause fluid retention, and is linked to insulin resistance and a lot of other issues.

Sugar Alcohol Sweetener:
• Erythritol – 0 glycemic index and it does not spike the blood sugars at all.
• Xylitol – 13 glycemic index it has a slight effect when consume small amount.
• Sorbitol – 9 glycemic index
• Isomalt – 9 glycemic index
• Lactitol – 6 glycemic index
• Mannitol – 0 glycemic index used in glaucoma and would help intracranial pressure
• Maltitol – 52 glycemic index and would spike the blood sugars. This sweeter is the one you must AVOID.

AVOID these Artificial Sweeteners:
• Aspartame (Equal, nutra Sweet)
• Saccharin (Sweet n’ Low)
• Sucralose (Splenda)

Good to Consume Sweeteners:
• Stevia
• Monk Fruit
• Inulin

Today we’re gonna talk about the absolute worse sugar alcohol. The first thing you need to know is that sugar alcohols are not alcohol. It has nothing to do with alcohols. So that’s one thing. They’re basically low-calorie sweeteners that don’t get totally absorbed. There’s something called the glycemic index which basically is things that you consume that spike the blood sugar. The higher in the scale, the worse the spike in the blood sugar. The lower on the scale, the less the effect on blood sugars. We want a zero effect if possible on the glycemic index as being a good sweetner. Erythritol will give you a zero effect. So it does not spike your blood sugars at all. Some people have a lot of bloating, sometimes people don’t like this because it’s very cold. It gives a really cold sensation but it’s used in a lot of different things. Xylitol has 13, that’s pretty low. That’s the one I like. It’s not zero, it has a slight effect if you’re having just a small amount it’s gonna be okay. But just make sure that any time you’re doing these, it’s a organic or non-gmo product. Sorbitol is 9, that’s pretty low. Isomalt, 9. Lactitol, 6 and mannitol is zero. Certain doctors use this for glaucoma, they will inject you to actually help intracranial pressure as well. I don’t actually recommend this one even though it’s zero. But the worst one is maltitol. There’s a glycemic index of 52. I mean table sugar is 62 or 63 so this is crazy high, this is going to spike your blood sugars big time. So maltitol is the one that you want to avoid and there’s a bunch of other ones that I didn’t list as well but I’m just kind of giving the basic ones. And of course I am assuming that you already know to avoid the artificial sweeteners like aspartame which comes as equal or nutrasweet or saccharine which is sweet n’ low.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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