Top 5 Sugar-Free Treats to Avoid Inflammation
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When looking after our hair and our health, there is always a point when we come to the realisation that eating lots of sugar is hindering our progress rather than helping it.
Therefore, we start to look for ways in which we can reduce our sugar intake so we can ultimately reduce our inflammation levels, and we can improve our hair, skin and overall beauty.
Alternative options can be hard to find, especially when they are often packed full of artificial sweeteners, which really aren’t that great for you in high quantities either.
So, what can we do? Giving up sugar completely is incredibly difficult. Even though the health benefits are great, I’m sure many of us would feel our quality of life has been reduced without a sweet treat once in a while… or is that just me?
Nevertheless, I am sure you are wondering what sugar-free treats are better than others and why. Well, much of the time, it is all about looking at which sweeteners are used, how much of them are used and how often you plan to consume the product.
You see, not all sweeteners are made equal, and some can lead to nasty side effects (like bloating and diarrhoea) when consumed in large quantities, which I am sure you are hoping to avoid.
Our favourites include Xylitol and Erythritol since they are both derived from natural sources. Stevia is also natural and pretty common in sugar-free products, however not everyone likes the taste, so it doesn't work for everyone.
None of these is completely void of the side effects mentioned above, which is why it is important to still eat them in moderation, but there are some benefits.
For example, Xylitol has been found to help modulate the immune system and improve bone mineral density… so not all is lost! Anyway, let’s get into some of the tasty sugar-free treats that we have found for you!
Keto Brownie Bites Box by Bad Brownie
First on the list are the amazing Keto brownies by Bad Brownie! Brownies are almost everyone’s favourite sweet treat, so giving them up for good would be quite a tall order.
Fortunately, these keto brownies are here to save the day and they are the perfect alternative for when you want to eat a delicious brownie, without the risk of inflammation!
70% Dark Chocolate by Ohso Good Chocolate
This 70% dark chocolate bar by Ohso Good Chocolate is not only delicious but also brings with it additional health benefits. This bar contains friendly gut bacteria to help improve gut health, as well as no added sugar.
It's the perfect sweet treat to keep in your cupboard, for those days when the cravings get the better of you!
Sugar-Free Keto Vegan Mints by Fantastic
Mintastic's sugar-free mints are a fantastic way to keep your breath smelling good. They contain no artificial sweeteners, meaning they are perfect for those who prefer not to use them (with names such as Aspartame, Acesulfame K and Saccharin being in our top five most used artificial sweeteners).
The organic ingredients inside these mints give your breath a freshness without compromising on taste.
Pecan & Hazelnut Keto Bars by Ketones
These delicious pecans and Hazelnut Bars are a great way to keep your energy levels up and kick hunger cravings to the curb.
Made with wholesome ingredients like pecans and hazelnuts, coconut flour and dark chocolate they're the perfect treat when you're craving something sweet but need to remain on track with your sugar-free journey.
Keto Gummy Bears by Kiss Me Keto
A fruity gummy bear full of flavour, these keto gummy bears are a great treat for anyone who loves sweets. Made with natural ingredients and zero sugar, they’re perfect for those following a healthy ketogenic diet.
And they come in an array of delicious fruit flavours! We hope you enjoyed reading through the list of our favourite sugar-free treats! Hopefully, these yummy options will help you take a step towards a healthier lifestyle.
It is important to note that although these options are sugar-free, it is still not wise to overconsume them. As we have said, artificial sweeteners can have some uncomfortable side effects when eaten in high quantities.
Therefore, if you want to avoid this, be sure to eat these as an occasional treat, rather than a staple part of your diet! This is something we teach in our 14 Day Haircare Challenge!