A 32-year-old member asked:
is "sweet n low" 0 calories?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Sparacino answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Actually No!: The packets are marked as zero calories per lobbied federal rules which allow rounding up to 0.999 down to zero. Read the fine print ; you will see dextrose as 1st ingredient, a sugar (a "food nutrient" once absorbed); study: "sugar naming conventions". All sugars release energy when "burned" ; body can convert ; store them as fats. They are just less problematic than glucose & esp. fructose.
Answered on May 18, 2014
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