Acceptable Sugars on a Low Carb Diet

So much sugar!

Sugars

Quiz time: which of the below are acceptable sugars for you to eat on a low carb diet?

  • Barley Malt
  • Grape Sugar
  • Barbados Sugar
  • Galactose
  • Evaporated Cane Juice
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Icing Sugar
  • Buttered Syrup
  • Invert Sugar
  • Cane Juice
  • Malt or Malt Syrup
  • Cane Sugar
  • Maltodextrin
  • Caramel
  • Fruit Juice Concentrate
  • Corn Syrup
  • Mannitol
  • Corn Syrup Solids
  • Maple Syrup
  • Confectioners Sugar
  • Molasses
  • Carob Syrup
  • Muscovado
  • Beet Sugar
  • Caster Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Date Sugar
  • Dehydrated Cane Juice
  • Refiners Syrup
  • Demerara Sugar
  • Table Sugar
  • Dextran
  • Rice Syrup
  • Dextrose
  • Sorbitol
  • Diastatic Malt
  • Sucrose
  • Ethyl Maltol
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Sorghum Syrup
  • Treacle
  • Fructose
  • Turbinado Sugar
  • Fruit Juice
  • Yellow Sugar
  • Syrup
  • Agave Nectar
  • Lactose
  • Cane Crystals
  • Maltose
  • Corn Sweetener
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Glucose & Glucose Solids
  • Golden Sugar or Syrup
  • Coconut Palm Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Mascobado Cane Sugar
  • Sucanat
  • Yacon Syrup
  • Coconut Nectar
  • Coconut Crystals
  • Date Sugar
  • Beet Sugar
  • Rice Syrup
  • Any of the above, from Whole Foods
  • Any of the above, preceded by “natural”, “raw”, “local”, “fair trade”, or “organic”

Answer:

Sugar!

None of the above! Unless the sugar is a natural part of the food you’re eating like berries or even a banana, it’s best to avoid it especially when it’s listed as an ingredient in a processed food.

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