Sugar Free Chocolate
Can diabetics have sugar-free chocolate?
Yes. Chocolate has many health benefits. People with diabetes have to make sure they are maintaining their sugar and carb intake. Thankfully, there are many products made with artificial sweeteners that diabetics can have. Here are some of those products:
- ChocZero's Keto Bark, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt with Almonds
- Hershey's Sugar-Free Bundle: A variety containing Hershey's milk chocolate, Reese's peanut butter cups, and York Peppermint Patties.
- Kind Bars Dark Chocolate
- Diabetic Kitchen Gourmet Drinking Chocolate
- Glucerna Diabetes Nutritional Shake
- ChocZero's Keto Bark Hazelnuts Milk Chocolate
- Hershey's Sugar-Free Milk Chocolate Peg Bag
- Quest Nutrition Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie
- Slim Fast Advanced Energy Mocha Cappuccino Shake
- ChocZero's Dark Chocolate Chips
- Hershey's Sugar-Free Variety Pack
How many carbs in sugar-free chocolate?
There is no set amount of carbs in sugar-free chocolate products. It depends on what you want. For example, The ChocZero Keto Bark, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt with Almonds has 16g of carbs per serving. The ChocZero Dark Chocolate Chips have 8g of carbs per serving. And many of these contain sugar alcohols. It is important to look at the label of anything you want to buy.
Is sugar-free chocolate syrup keto?
No. This should be avoided by someone who is following the keto diet. These are the reasons why:
- High in net carbs: There are 6.67g of net carbs per serving.
- Contains artificial sweeteners: Artificial sweeteners like acesulfame K and sucralose are linked to an increase in appetite, weight gain and other metabolic problems.
- Contains sodium benzoate: a controversial food additive that should be avoided.
Is sugar-free chocolate bad for you?
Yes and no. There are good and bad qualities about sugar-free chocolate. The most important thing is to look at the ingredients, the food label and to know what you're buying. Here are some pros and cons:
- It can satisfy your sweet tooth without the impact that full-sugar chocolate would have.
- It would help you cut down your sugar, which is recommended by the American Heart Association.
- It will have less impact on your blood sugar. But remember, they are not carb-free.
- It is better for your teeth.
- It will affect your digestive system. Many people have gastrointestinal problems when they consume sugar alcohols.
- The taste isn't always satisfying.
- Sugar-free doesn't mean fat-free, carb-free or calorie-free.
- It may have appetite stimulants. Sweeteners can have this effect.