Sugar Alcohol (a form of carbohydrate) is not easily digestible and is a common cause of upset stomach. Once in the intestinal tract, the sugar alcohol will meet bacteria that ferments it, releasing gas, which leads to bloating, cramps, pain, and/or diarrhea.
Many ‘diet’ ice creams turn to sugar alcohols like xylitol, erythritol and sorbitol to sweeten but they can leave a bad aftertaste and cause digestive issues.
We sweeten with organic agave which is much sweeter than cane sugar so we can use a lot less (only 5 grams per serving). This is why ReThink has 2/3 less sugar than traditional ice cream. Agave is certified low glycemic so it doesn’t spike your blood sugar and is safer for diabetics. It’s diabetic and keto-friendly per the Paleo Foundation.
The keto diet is short for “ketogenic diet.” It’s a high-fat, low-carb eating plan that has the potential to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. The keto diet changes the way your body converts food into energy. Normally, your body turns carbohydrates (think bread and pasta) into glucose for energy. Eating a lot of fat and very few carbs puts you in ketosis, a metabolic state where your body burns fat instead of carbs for fuel.
The exact number of grams of carbohydrates will be different for everyone, but is generally around 20 to 50g per day. A responsible serving of ReThink has 8-10 grams which fits into a keto approach to eating. You can decide how to eat your carbs but we vote for dessert!