Fast Tract Diet for SIBO Forum Fast Tract Diet Q&A Glucose intolerance by artifical sweeteners! Uh, oh :-/ Reply To: Glucose intolerance by artifical sweeteners! Uh, oh :-/

Norm Robillard
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Hi Akavery,
Good question about dextrose/glucose. While it’s gut friendly, it’s pure sugar in it’s most basic form and will induce a rapid increase in blood glucose. This is the main reason I limited overall carb counts to about 75 grams per day in the Fast Tract Recipes (compared to about 300 grams per day in the standard American diet). People with diabetes or other blood sugar related metabolic conditions may want to consider reducing overall carbs even more. In terms of controlling blood sugar spikes, erythritol, stevia or other non caloric sugar substitutes are the better choice. Of course, I understand many people are worried about artificial sweeteners. In these cases erythritol and stevia are still good choices.