Zero-calorie Sweetener Linked to Heart Attack and Stroke

Is zero-calorie sugar replacement healthy?

A new study showed the sugar replacement called erythritol, found in stevia, monk-fruit and keto reduced-sugar products, has been linked to blood clotting, stroke, heart attack and death.

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol found naturally in many fruits and vegetables.  Erythritol is popular because it looks like sugar, tastes like sugar, and you can bake with it too.

A study of 3000 people found the higher levels of erythritol found in blood samples were connected to a greater risk of heart attack, stroke or death within three years.

If you are looking for a healthy alternative for your sweets craving, fruit is nature’s candy and is packed with vitamins and minerals that help your body function.