MONK FRUIT - YOUR SWEET ALTERNATIVE TO SUGAR
Monk Fruit: The one Simple Ingredient that will Change your Diet
In the next few minutes you’ll know exactly how monk fruit sweetener can make a massive difference in your efforts to be healthy!
Sugar is, by far, the worst of all the “unhealthy” food ingredients.
Even just small amounts of refined and processed sugar will cause weight gain. This is because sugar is quickly absorbed and transformed into blood sugar—too quickly for your body to use effectively.
When you eat sugar, most of it gets turned into fat, which is stored with your existing adipose tissue.
The result is an increase in body fat—and bodyweight!
That’s why it’s so critical for you to reduce sugar in your life. No sugar means a far lower risk of adding to your body fat stores.
But what if you NEED something sweet? The idea of coffee or tea without a hint of sweetness can be a hard saying for most of us. Even just a little bit of sweetness is what makes those drinks so enjoyable.
Well, there’s an alternative for you to try: Monk Fruit Extract.
Give it a try, and you may just find it changes your diet in all the best ways!
What is Monk Fruit Extract?
Monk Fruit extract is a product made from monk fruit, a fruit also known as “luo han guo”. Native to Thailand and China, the melon-like fruit is juiced and a crystalline sweetener is produced from that juice. The sweetener contains chemical compounds called mogrosides, which can make it taste up to 250 times as sweet as sugar. However, it contains zero calories, making it a far better choice than sugar!
Benefits of Monk Extract Fruit Over Sugar
The main reason to replace your daily dose of sugar with monk fruit is due to its low calorie content.
Let’s clarify that: it contains ZERO calories. It’s a zero-calorie sweetener, which means it will flavor your food and drinks without flooding your body with unwanted calories.
Best of all, there are no calories of carbs (sugar) that end up being turned into body fat. Unlike sugar, monk fruit won’t add to your existing fat stores. You’ll have a much easier time controlling your weight thanks to this amazing extract.
But that’s not all it does!
Monk fruit extract also won’t raise your blood sugar levels, so it’s considered a viable alternative for diabetics and those with blood sugar issues.
Compared to other non-nutritive sweeteners—like Splenda, Stevia, and Equal, for example—monk fruit extract is also far easier on your digestive system. It won’t cause the bloating, gas, or allergic reactions common with these other sweeteners. It’s even considered by the FDA to be “safe” for children and pregnant women.
According to one study, monk fruit extract also has anti-inflammatory properties, and can help to relieve sore throats and decrease phlegm. The anti-inflammatory properties are so potent they may even be able to reduce cancer risk and fight carcinogens.
Downsides of Monk Fruit Extract
Of course, there are a couple of downsides you need to know before going all-in on monk fruit extract:
Unscrupulous monk fruit extract manufacturers often mix it with other sugars. This includes molasses, white sugar, or erythritol. This can lead to side effects, including bloating, diarrhea, and gas, especially among those with delicate GI tracts. And the addition of sugar means it’s no longer a non-nutritive sweetener.
The sweetness of monk fruit extract can make you crave other sweet things. This is a psychological thing, not a physiological one. The more sweet foods you eat, the more your body begins to crave that flavor. If you add a lot of the hyper-sweet monk fruit extract into your food, the more you will grow accustomed to hyper-sweet foods. This may lead you to eat more high-sugar foods, which can definitely be a health problem!
The key to this problem, however, is just to be VERY sparing with your use of monk fruit extract. The mogrosides in the extract is very sweet, so you can have more than enough sweetness by adding in a small dosage of the flavoring without overdoing it.
Monk Fruit Extract Makes Our Tea Much More Delicious!
Monk fruit extract is one of the ingredients in our high-quality Flat Belly Tea, a tea that’s formulated with ingredients that will rev up your metabolism in the morning and help you lose weight all day long.
The tea is made with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger extract, and other fat-burning, thermogenesis-inducing ingredients. However, the tea is made so much more delicious thanks to the addition of monk fruit extract.
With just a tiny dose of this extract in our tea, you’ll find the tea is absolutely delightful, with just enough hint of sweetness to make it enjoyable without needing any other sweeter. If you’re looking for a weight loss tea that is as delicious as it is effective, you definitely want to consider Flat Belly Tea as your perfect way to start the day.