Review: RxSugar’s Zero-Carb Sugar and Syrups

It isn’t easy to find a natural sugar substitute that tastes good, keeps your blood sugars in check and doesn’t upset your stomach. I was pleasantly surprised to find RxSugar tasted great and was kind to both my blood sugars and my digestive system. I received RxSugar products free of charge, and all opinions are my own.

What Is RxSugar?

RxSugar is the first natural plant-based sugar that contains allulose and has been clinically proven to help support weight management and body fat reduction. It has 90% fewer calories than traditional table sugar, contains zero net carbs, and scores a zero on the glycemic index.

How Is RxSugar Different From Other Sugar Substitutes?

RxSugar, per the FDA, does not have to be listed on the Nutrition Facts label as a sugar or added sugar since it is not metabolized by the body like traditional sugar. Therefore, it does not significantly impact blood glucose levels.

Allulose is the only natural crystal alternative sugar that is patented non-GMO Certified and Tested, Keto Approved, FODMAP Friendly, Kosher, and Halal. It’s also naturally Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Soy-free, and Cholesterol-free.

How Does It Taste?

I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of RxSugar. It is about 70% as sweet as regular sugar, and I didn’t find it overpowering at all.

First, I tried their easy individual stick sugar packs in my coffee and found no weird aftertaste and no effects on my blood sugar or stomach. Next, I tried their sugar, which comes in an easy-to-use 1-pound canister, for some of my low-carb baking. I found it tasted great, with none of the cooling effect that some other sugar substitutes are known to have. And last but certainly not least, the syrups were the best sugar substitute that I have tried to date. For one breakfast, I sneakily replaced my daughter’s regular maple syrup with RxSugar’s pancake syrup, and she had no idea. She even asked for seconds! It is great knowing that my kids, who don’t eat as low-carb as me, can still enjoy their waffles and pancakes without so much added sugar. And for me, I enjoy making my own protein waffles and love that I can use this syrup liberally!

Where Can I Purchase It and How Much Does It Cost?

RxSugar products are now available nationwide in over 3,000 retailers, including Vitamin Shoppe; you can also order through their website. They offer granulated RxSugar in 1 pound canister or as a 30-pack of individual sticks (coming soon in a variety pack). The business also offers RxSugar in a liquid form, in addition to the pancake syrups, in both maple and chocolate flavors.

All of their products are $12.99, and the website offers free shipping on all orders over $40.

My Review

I thoroughly enjoyed all of the RxSugar products and will definitely be making them a staple in my house. The substitute sugar is great to have on hand for my coffee and baking, allowing me to enjoy delicious sweetness without worrying about my blood sugars. Additionally, the syrup has quickly become a family favorite, and I will be purchasing it for a long time to come. I can give RxSugar products my highest recommendation.

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Review: Lakanto, the Best Sugar Substitute Around

Who Are They?

Lakanto’s mission is to bring chi, or life energy, to people by making sugar-free products to help them stay healthy. Monk fruit, which was discovered centuries ago, was found to be beneficial to people’s overall wellbeing. Lakanto continues to harvest monk fruit according to traditional and environmental methods, giving you the most authentic sugar substitute to date.

What Do They Make?

Lakanto, while it is still a young company, has a great range of products to try. Everything from their popular Golden Monkfruit Sugar Substitute to Sugar-Free Coffee Syrup. They have recently added their cookie, brownie and pancake mixes, which I was really excited to see since I don’t always want to bake. They also get rave reviews on their Sugar-Free chocolate bars and Sugar-Free Maple Syrup.

Photo credit: Lakanto

How Do Their Products Taste?

I was given several of their products to try. First, I tried baking with their natural sugar substitute. Usually, when I use a sugar substitute I am aware, while not bothered by its appearance in the recipe. Some of them even have a “cooling effect” moments after. This tasted the most similar to the real thing plus had no after taste.

The cookie mix was delicious and allowed me to enjoy while not feeling like I was overindulging on carbs. It had the perfect balance between crunchy and chewy and the chocolate satisfied my sweet tooth. The brownie mix was hands down my favorite. It was the perfect sugar-free brownie I have been dreaming about. Pair this with your favorite keto ice cream for a dessert more decadent than at a 5-star restaurant.

Next up was the pancake mix and I can’t say enough about it! I purposely didn’t mention it to my kids because they get very skeptical of “mommy’s food” but they didn’t bat an eye! And asked for seconds! It was a huge hit. I must add one more great product find–their peanut butter powder. Not only can you make your own peanut butter, with a fraction of the carbs and fat, but you can also add this protein-packed powder to shakes and smoothies.

How Did It Affect My Blood Sugars?

At no point during my food experiments did my blood sugar spike. I dosed minimal amounts of insulin for each thing I tried and saw no substantial rise in my blood glucose level. This was a huge win! Snacks, breakfast ideas and sugar substitute to bake with… that don’t affect my blood sugar? I am all in!

Where Can I Purchase?

You can buy Lakanto products directly on their website. They are also available in many grocery chains over the United States. Click here to find the location nearest you.

Conclusion

I highly recommend giving Lakanto products a try. With a very natural taste, this is a sugar substitute for the most skeptical of palates. The premade pancake, cookie and brownie mixes will now definitely be in my repertoire since I certainly won’t feel bad about eating sugar-free, low-fat delicious food!

Source: diabetesdaily.com

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