Diabetic Dessert

Written by Amy Hall
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Two thoughts may come into your head when you think of diabetic desserts. Your first thought is that diabetic desserts probably taste, well . . . tasteless. Your second thought may be that diabetic desserts are more costly then regular sugar-laden desserts. Let’s examine the truths about all types of diabetic sweets that are made to keep a diabetic’s blood sugar at a safe level.

First, let’s tackle the issue of taste because that is probably your greatest concern. No one could blame you for not wanting to spend money on a dessert that will wind up in the garbage because it is inedible. You have probably had some experience in the past with sugar free desserts that just taste downright disgusting. Fortunately, there have been some advancements in the world of diabetic desserts and these improvements have greatly influenced flavor and texture.

Artificial sweeteners can greatly alter the taste of cakes, candies, and cookies. Some people may find them too sweet, while others may find that they just taste fake. Fortunately, a natural sweetener called maltitol can add sweetness to desserts as well as sugar, but without all the calories and carbohydrates. Maltitol is a natural sweetener derived from malted corn syrup that contains roughly half the calories of sugar.

Yummy Diabetic Desserts

Finally, let’s address the issue of cost. As amazing as it may seem, diabetic desserts are comparable in price to regular desserts containing real sugar. For instance, if you were interested in purchasing a one-pound box of gourmet chocolates, you might spend $15 to $20 dollars and up for regular chocolates. Guess what? A one-pound box of diabetic chocolates costs approximately the same amount. The truth is you do not have to pay more to get less just because you are a diabetic. Sugar free desserts made with maltitol allow you to indulge your sweet tooth without compromising your health or your pocketbook.

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