Sugar, or any alias or variation of sugar (fructose, HFCS, cane syrup, honey, agave, etc), is not keto. Here are the following sugar substitutes that I use on my site:

Xylitol is also a keto-friendly sweetener, but I have not tried it. This can be toxic to pets so if you buy it just keep it away from your furr babies.

Truvia is also keto-friendly. It’s basically stevia/erythritol just like pyure.

NOT Keto:

  • Splenda. It has maltodextrin in it. AKA Sugar. That’s right. Splenda, which is advertised to diabetics, actually contains sugar, and our FDA allows this to be marketed as sugar-free! Check out the serving size and you’ll see why.
  • Sucralose. This is another name for splenda. Sometimes you can find pure sucralose which has no maltodextrin in it, however, this is still man made and not technically keto.
  • Stevia in the Raw. Also contains Dextrose which is yet ANOTHER alias for sugar. Opt for pure stevia instead (or a blend of stevia and erythritol)
  • Maltitol. This is man-made sugar-alcohol and can cause terrible bloating or discomfort. Avoid as much as possible.
  • Sorbitol. Same as above. Okay in tiny quantities such as gum or mints. Much lower glycemic response than maltitol though.
  • Aspartame. Stay away from this man-made cancer garbage. Stop the diet sodas.
  • Saccharin. This is the crap in the pink envelopes. Just run away. Why is this junk even still around?
  • Sugar in the Raw. This does not make it any healthier by calling it “raw” and is simply a marketing ploy. Still sugar. Not Keto.
  • ___ In the Raw – This is a brand and they always add dextrose or maltodextrin which is sugar
  • Sucrose. This is another name for sugar. Avoid.
  • Fructose. Alias name for sugar. Avoid.
  • Glucose. Still sugar. Avoid.
  • Syrups. Pretty much any of them no matter what other words they put around it. Pure sugar. Avoid.
  • Agave. This is just sugar. Avoid.
  • Honey. Still sugar. Avoid.
  • Molasses. Still sugar. Avoid.
  • ___ Juice. Probably sugar. Avoid.
  • Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Maltose, Sorghum – All alias names for Sugar. Avoid.
  • Corn Sweetener. That fact that it says “corn” should be a warning sign. This is sugar. Avoid.
  • Caramel. This is just cooked sugar. Avoid.
  • Barley Malt. This is sugar. Avoid.
  • There are so many more… I recommend you research alias names of sugar and memorize them.

You can read the book “Sugar has 56 names” for more detailed information.