The Best Sweeteners for Blood Sugar

Because of its low GI, stevia doesn't raise blood sugar at all. In fact, one small study found that it could actually lower insulin and blood glucose levels.


In the two-plus decades since its introduction, numerous studies have confirmed that Splenda doesn't raise blood sugar at all.


Erythritol may be hard to pronounce (for the record, it's "yer-rith-ruh-tol"), but it's easy on your blood sugar.erythritol has zero calories and its glycemic index is zero.


Like stevia, Splenda, and erythritol, allulose doesn't raise blood sugar.However, it's not completely calorie-free. This alt-sweetener contains about 10% of the calories of sugar.


Two studies from 2017 found that consuming monk fruit didn't affect subjects' blood sugar or insulin levels.

Monk fruit

Its sweetness level is on par with white sugar. And unlike erythritol, this sugar alcohol does contain calories and carbs. A two-teaspoon serving comes with 20 calories and 8 grams of carbs.


Even though its glycemic index of 54 is lower than that of honey, brown sugar, and white sugar, it's still high enough to elevate your blood glucose.

Maple syrup

And 13 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon may use up quite a bit of your daily carb target. Make this one an occasional treat, not a daily dunking sauce.

In two teaspoons, coconut sugar contains 30 calories, 7 grams of sugar, and 8 grams of carbs–the exact same as white sugar.And a somewhat lower glycemic index means

Coconut sugar

it's possible coconut sugar wouldn't disrupt your glucose as much as higher-glycemic sweeteners.Still, it's definitely not a ticket to steadier blood sugar levels.