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Lakanto – A sugar substitute for those with diabetes, Candida, and gut issues

I found lakanto when I started The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to heal a chronic case of yeast overgrowth. I was psyched to find something that I could use as a sugar substitute when making cookies and cake. It was like the icing on the cake! I’d gotten used to not eating anything sweet and so tasting Lakanto was a real treat! This sugar alternative does not feed harmful pathogens (i.e. GBS+, Candida, viruses) or make the blood acidic like normal sweeteners do. Lakanto is a safe sweetener for diabetics.

What is Lakanto Made From?

The two ingredients in Lakanto are non-GMO erythritol and luo han guo fruit extract.

#1) Erythritol

Lakanto Nutrition FactsThis sugar alcohol can be naturally found in grapes, pears, mushrooms, soy sauce, cheese, wine, and beer. It’s been part of the human diet for thousands of years. Erythritol is different than other sugar alcohols because it’s made by fermenting the sugar that’s in corn. Many people get diarrhea, bloating, and gas after they eat food sweetened with sugar alcohol. This is usually because they’re hydrogenated. Lakanto isn’t known to cause digestive issues – this may be because it’s made with a natural fermentation process.

#2) Luo han guo

This sweet fruit has the following health properties…anti-carcinogenic, regulates blood sugar, decreases oxidative stress, prevents tooth decay, anti-inflammatory, inhibits tumor growth, antioxidant, an antihistamine.

You can buy Lakanto here.

Benefits of Lakanto

  • Zero calories
  • Zero glycemic index
  • Zero additives
  • Safe for diabetics
  • No influence on blood sugar and insulin release
  • Perfect for those on a Candida Diet (i.e. B.E.D.)
  • 1-to-1 ratio with sugar — easy to measure and use


Recipe using Lakanto Chocolate Orange Torte

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