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    What sweetener is best for gluten & fructose intolerance?

    A friend is diabetic and has gluten & fructose intolerance to most foods, is on strict fruits & vegetables. Just wondering what artificial sweetener is best without the fructose and would be suitable. Is not allowed juices syrups etc. Trying to find a cake recipe for him, and its proving to be very difficult.
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    Danielle Elliott

    Naturopath, Nutritionist, Western Herbal Medicine Practitioner

    I have been working as a Naturopath for over seven years and love helping people live happier and healthier lives just as much today, as … View Profile

    I would try a sweetener called xylitol. It is a  natural sweetener that comes from a plant and has no affect on your sugar levels It is much nicer than stevia and does not have the sweetener aftertaste. You substitute it spoon for spoon. I have used it in baking and cooking and love it, as one of my family members has type 1 diabetes and ceoliacs. They have had no issue with this sweetener. You can find it in most healthfood stores.

  • Paul Mack

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    Xylitol is on the “Do not have” list on the FODMAP diet, so be aware. I made my own sweetner with a corn based maltodextrin which I know is not the best thing to consume, blended with Stevia (Reb A 98%) and Magnasweet (which is good for getting rid of the bitter after taste.) I have used it to bake, but still need to get the ratios right.

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