Is Brown Sugar Keto Friendly? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: You might crave brown sugar because of its high glycemic index and low nutritional value. To manage the craving, you can limit your intake, replace it with a healthier alternative, satisfy it in moderation, or ignore it altogether and enjoy other sweet flavors that are more nutritious and less harmful.

Brown sugar is a sweetener made from sugarcane with some molasses added.

It has 17.5 calories, 4.5 grams of carbohydrates, and 4.5 grams of sugar per teaspoon.

It provides some minerals and vitamins, but no significant micronutrients.

Brown sugar can be included in eating patterns if consumed as part of a balanced diet, but too much of it can lead to weight gain, heart problems, diabetes, and other chronic conditions.

To prevent or reduce your craving for brown sugar, you can limit your intake, replace it with a healthier alternative such as honey or maple syrup, satisfy it in moderation, or ignore it altogether and enjoy other sweet flavors that are more nutritious and less harmful.

Finally, remember, brown sugar is not a good source of energy or nutrients and should be used sparingly.

You can get the same or better benefits from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and other natural sweeteners that are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and other healthy compounds.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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