A lot of people have asked lately “Why do I need to check glucose levels on Keto? Wouldn’t I just check my ketones?” This lead me to want to experiment and show the importance of glucose testing on Keto.
I’ve heard it through the grapevine that @ products have been known to spike glucose levels in some. These do not claim to be a “Keto” treat, however they claim be extreme low sugar by only containing 3g of actual sugar. The total carbs are a little high, but I have often sacrificed the 7g net carbs for the treat because they are delicious. Nothing in the ingredients has ever sparked me as something that would completely elevate my glucose levels.
Today, with my trusty @ meter, I put this sweet treat to the test (you can see it in my stories and it has been added to my highlights.) Before eating these my glucose reading was 96, ketones 0.3. About 30 mins after eating my glucose spiked to 180 😱 I even checked another strip a few minutes later and it had gone up even higher. This is VERY BAD. I am not diabetic, but someone that is could have a real issue with these and not know it unless they test. 2 hours later my glucose levels were back down to 86 but my ketone level had dropped.
Sadly, I learned my lesson. These are so good, but unless the ingredients are re-formulated to not spike blood sugars, I will not be buying. Make sure you test foods if you are wondering what your body can and can’t have! Smart sweets is going on my NO list 😢
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