By now you probably know that a huge part of our Good & Tasty Bakes mission is to avoid refined sugar. We could go on all day about how bad sugar is for our minds and bodies, but the main thing you should know is that sugar is addictive and leaves you in a vicious cycle of wanting more. When you eat sugar, your brain releases dopamine and the immediate rush of sugar causes a drastic increase in blood glucose, followed by a surge of insulin to get it back down. This results in low blood sugar, which leads to craving sugar again to get it back up. If this isn’t a vicious cycle, we don’t know what is.
But everyone wants to have their sweets and eat them too, right? That’s why we use Swerve to sweeten our Good & Tasty Bakes. Swerve is a dream-come-true for health-conscious consumers who want to avoid sugar and calories, but still want to have sweet treats. Unlike Aspartame (Equal), Sucralose (Splenda), and Saccharin (Sweet’N Low), Swerve is all-natural. It’s keto-friendly and non-glycemic (doesn’t raise blood glucose levels), so it’s perfect for diabetics, pet-safe, and tastes delicious. Swerve is a blend of three ingredients. Erythritol is the first and most prominent ingredient, and is naturally made by fermenting glucose. Prebiotic fibers called oligosaccharides are then added, and then it’s enhanced with some natural flavor from citrus. And fun fact: Erythritol causes little-to-no digestive disruption. Xylitol is twice as likely as Erythritol to cause digestive disruption.
So go on and indulge in one of our Good & Tasty Bakes, because you deserve it! With these cheesecakes, you can have your sweets and eat them, too!