Ulcerative Colitis Diet: Stevia

sugarLet’s face it. We all like sweet stuff, but while healing ulcerative colitis, sugar and carbs on either diet (Specific Carbohydrate Diet and Anti-Fungal Diet) are a huge no no.

So what should we do? Of course, we can just “will-power” through, but realistically that rarely works. If you want to stop doing something, like eating sugar, it is much better to find a healthy alternative and switching to that alternative than trying to use your willpower to never to do it again. Essentially it is much easier to switch your habits (healthy sweetener vs. sugar) than to never ever eat sugar again.


I use Stevia as a sugar alternative. Stevia is a little green plant from South America that has been used there as sweetener for 1000+ years.

Stevia is about 200 times sweeter than sugar and you need only really small amounts to sweeten your food. You can use it in cold food (like yogurt), hot food (tea) and even use it to bake or cook.

Stevia is very popular in Japan, where it comprises about 40% of the sweetener market. In the US it is relatively new, but you can buy it now in almost any supermarket. Just be careful though for two reasons. Stevia while sweet can have a bitter aftertaste. There is one brand that does not (below), and many brands add so much crap to it that you can’t use it while on either diet (Specific Carbohydrate Diet and Anti-Fungal Diet).

There is only one brand that I am aware of that ONLY contains Stevia and does NOT have a bitter aftertaste, and that is Better Stevia from Now. I have not seen it in supermarkets, but you can buy it here online.

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