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Sugar Alternatives For People With Diabetes

For people with diabetes, finding sugar alternatives that won't negatively affect their blood sugar levels can be important for managing their health. Here are some sugar alternatives to consider, according to Healthline.

1. Stevia.

Stevia is a zero-calorie natural sweetener that comes from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant. It has been shown to have little to no effect on blood sugar levels, making it a great option for people with diabetes.

2. Erythritol.

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that is low in calories and has a glycemic index of zero, which means it doesn't cause a significant rise in blood sugar levels. It's often used in sugar-free products and can be used in baking as a substitute for sugar.

3. Xylitol.

Xylitol is another sugar alcohol that has a low glycemic index and is commonly used as a sugar substitute. It's also been shown to have some dental benefits, such as preventing tooth decay.

4. Monk Fruit ExtractThe monkonk fruit extract is a natural sweetener derived from the monk fruit plant. It's calorie-free and has a low glycemic index, making it a good option for people with diabetes.

5. Agave Nectar.

Agave nectar is a natural sweetener that comes from the agave plant. While it does contain calories, it has a lower glycemic index than regular sugar, meaning it doesn't cause as large of a spike in blood sugar levels.

6. Coconut Sugar.

Coconut sugar is made from the sap of the coconut palm and has a lower glycemic index than regular sugar. It also contains small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

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