BY: Chris Collett. Sugar alcohols can be an appropriate sugar substitute while on a keto diet. However, some sugar alcohols may impact blood sugar and knock you out of ketosis. What is keto, and why do sugar alcohols matter? The ketogenic diet limits your carb intake which traditionally turns carbohydrates into glucose for energy in such a way that your blood sugar never spikes throughout the day. After several days with very few carbs and a high amount of fat, your liver begins to produce ketones, a more efficient form of energy. When you get your energy from ketones, rather than glucose, you are in a state of ketosis. However, if your net carb count goes above a certain limit usually anywhere from net carbs per day, depending on the person, your blood glucose will spike too high for your body to transition to ketone-based energy. Artificial or natural sugars can kick you out of ketosis. Two tablespoons of sugar alone can tell your body it has enough glucose to stop producing ketones, thus kicking you out of a state of ketosis.
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