What Sweeteners Can You Use on the Dukan Diet
My UK version of the Dukan Diet book advises that aspartame is the only sweetener that you can use on the diet. Dr Dukan advises that it is the best known and most widely used sweetener in the world and that it can be used without any restriction.
However as you may know if you’ve read some of my other posts, my copy of the book is not the only source that I use to provide information for the site. I find that the online chats, that take place three times a week with the Dukan coaches at www.dukandiet.co.uk, keep me up to date with many of the latest adaptations made.
If you don’t like aspartame you might find the information which follows very helpful. I’m providing edited extracts from two fairly recent online chats which add Stevia, Splenda(Sucralose) and Xylitol to the list of sweeteners which can be used. I know that a lot of people prefer using Xylitol or Stevia because they are natural products.
10 July 2011
Q: I’m in the Cruise phase. Can I use “Sweet Freedom” a natural sweetener. Made from 100% fruit. 1tsp 13 cal, 4 carb, 4 which sugars & 0 fat. Made by diet freedom.
A : I’m sorry but this is not allowed at all as it’s pure sugar. Try to use some sweeteners such as Stevia or Splenda it’s quite nice. Keep going and have a nice Sunday!
5 August 2011
Q : Can I have agave syrup?
A : Hi! I’m sorry but agave syrup is too sugary to be allowed. Then if you like natural sweeteners I suggest you to use some stevia or some xylithol these are really nice.Enjoy!