Many people are a little wary when they see the label “sugar free” nowadays – and with good reason. People have been spooked by aspartame and other artificial sweeteners which have been markets as dieting aids but cause people to gain weight and can lead to other serious health problems as well. Below are eight products which are naturally sugar free and can help while you are dieting.
Nonfat Greek Yogurt
This is excellent food for dieters: while it is low in calorie, it is still packed with protein and nutrients. Its live culture bacteria will help promote healthy, probiotic bacteria in your gut and improve overall digestion, a big aid to weight loss.
For optimal impact on your diet, choose one of the many brands of protein bars that are free of sugar, as they can be a huge help to you. The high protein content combined with what is usually a generous amount of fiber can help you curb your hunger and prevent overeating.
Not to be confused with baking cocoa, this chocolate drinking powder is combined with organic green foods and is free from added sugar, is ok for vegans and contains no genetically modified foods or products. Added to your smoothies, it will make them more like milkshakes!
Another option to get your chocolate fix is to buy roasted cocoa beans which are processed just like coffee beans and are also brewed the same way. It has no sugar or caffeine, no additives or genetically modified ingredients and you can either brew it with your coffee or alone as a coffee alternative.
Many protein powders out there are full of additives that you probably do not want in your body. Whey powder, however, is a good bet as it is high in protein and sugar free and makes a wonderful ingredient in the morning smoothie to get your day off to a good start.
One of the best natural sweeteners out there, stevia is derived from a plant and is calorie free but gives an incredibly sweet flavor to whatever it is added to. There are many brands out there, however, so read the labels to make sure that you are getting a product that is free of additives or fillers.
If you are craving pancake or chocolate syrup, there are now calorie-free syrups available in a wide variety of flavors – maple, chocolate and caramel just to name a few – and they have the added benefit of being gluten- and fat-free to. Walden Farms puts out a line of these and they are available at most supermarkets.
So try some of these naturally sugar-free products in your diet. You will find that it allows you to eat foods that are delicious and nutritirous and that will support you in achieving your weight loss goals.