Dukan Diet News: Update on Sweeteners for the Dukan Diet
When I was writing my post about Dukan Diet Oat Bran Chocolate Muffin Mix for Cruise Phase I noticed that this product used a new sweetener that I not seen used before on the Dukan Diet, LoHan so I knew that I need to write a post updating everyone that this sweetener could now be used.
The information I’m providing below comes from the online chat of 24 February 2012 on the official US Dukan Diet Site. The US site has a search facility which makes looking for information a lot easier!
Question : ……..Now my next question concerns the splendas, and the stevias, and the truvias, etc. Someone asked me if they could make Iced Tea and add any of those and if there was a limit. ….. and should they ONLY use herbal tea to make Iced tea. I did not want to answer them incorrect so I am turning to you for advice. Thanks.
Answer: ……We highly recommend using herbal tea packets (not powders/mixes). The best ones for the diet are Japanese Green tea, Dandelion tea, Chickweed tea, and Ginger tea. You can use up to 6 packets a day of artificial sweeteners i.e. Splenda, Equal, Truvia, etc. But, you can have unlimited all natural sweeteners i.e. Stevia and LoHan.
As you can see from the last two sentences Dr Dukan appears to have increased the amount of artificial sweeteners that is allowed from 8 teaspoons to 6 packets (which is the equivalent of 2 teaspoons) a day but also now allows the use of unlimited amounts of natural low calorie sweeteners like Stevia and LoHan.