New Sweetener Gets Rave Reviews And A Recipe For Almost Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bar Stack - NEW SWEETENER GETS RAVE REVIEWS AND A RECIPE FOR ALMOST MAGIC COOKIE BARS (carbwarscookbooks.com)

The food industry is all in on this one! Allulose is made by the British company, Tate and Lyle. It has been available in the UK since 2015, but because the FDA counted it as sugar on labels, American food manufacturers wouldn’t use it. When I started a low-carb diet there were very few options for sugar substitutes, but back then the USDA told us that fat was the enemy; sugar was fine and everyone, even those with diabetes, needed it. (At one point, they…

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Do artificial sweeteners cause weight gain?

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This is interesting. Several recent studies have linked artificial sweeteners with weight gain, which I find baffling and counter to my own experience. The rationale used to explain the phenomenon is that just the sensation of a sweet taste provokes an insulin surge in anticipation of sugar just as a ringing bell associated with feeding caused Pavlov’s dogs to salivate. The insulin then promotes fat storage. A new study from Purdue University seems to confirm that using artificial sweeteners makes it harder, not easier to…

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