According to the media, erythritol purportedly causes heart attacks. In actuality, metabolically unhealthy people convert glucose to erythritol. Here's the details about high blood levels of erythritol and heart disease.
00:00 Erythritol is a zero-calorie sugar-free sweetener.
00:40 Blood levels of erythritol were independently associated with a higher risk for having a future cardiovascular-related event over the course of the study.
01:00 In obesity and metabolic disease, glucose and fructose are converted into erythritol.
02:40 The study did not test for erythritol consumption, just blood levels and outcomes.
03:20 8 test subjects consumed 30 gm of erythritol per day for seven days and had higher blood levels of erythritol.
05:10 Sucralose, aspartame, and Ace-K have challenges.
05:25 Stevia, monk fruit, and xylitol offer a little sweet taste and can be used in moderation.
05:58 Preloading with a stevia-sweetened beverage before lunch decreased post meal glucose and reduced appetite.
06:30 Consuming stevia and monk fruit favorably effects blood sugar control.
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