There’s sugar and then there are the many sweeteners out there. The good, the bad and the absolutely diabolical. I would categorise ALL artificial sweeteners as diabolical.
I’ve written before about natural sweeteners and have learned from my talk with biochemist Sakiko (founder of sugar free chocolate brand NoMoSu) that they have many benefits and are by far the best option when cooking and baking.
You can watch this video HERE
These natural sweeteners include:
Stevia, monk fruit and erythritol. In fact, erythritol is often used with other sweeteners like stevia, to reduce their intense sweetness. Whenever you buy a granulated natural sweetener, the chances are it will also contain erithritol. In fact, I use these granulated sweeteners regularly when I bake healthy treats.
Why are they suddenly saying erytritol is unsafe?
All of a sudden I began to hear rumours that erythritol was not only not safe, but very harmful to consume. I first heard about it early in 2023 when a friend in the US sent me an article stating that erythritol was linked to blood clotting, strokes, heart attacks and death!
I was shocked but sceptical
What I’ve come to realise over the last few years is that research is often compromised, misunderstood or heavily biased.
I decided to proceed with caution, find out what I could from different sources and in the meantime, I kept on using it.
And then I met Sakiko at the Health Optimisation Summit. It was the one of the first things I asked her about. And it turned out she had read the actual research paper and had quite a few things to say about it.
Find out what you need to know about erythritol in my video below: