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What is the best and safest sugar substitute ?

What is the best and safest sugar substitute ?

Not enough research: Just yesterday, american heart association & american diabetes association published a joint scientific statement on use of non-nutritive sweeteners, including stevia, aspartame, sucralose, etc. Bottomline, not enough human studies to determine good from bad. Check it out at http://circ.Ahajournals.Org/content/early/2012/07/09/cir.0b013e31825c42ee.Full.Pdf. ...Read more

Sugar Substitute (Definition)

Sugar substitute is also known as Artificial sweeteners. Sugar subsitites are chemicals that taste like sugar but have no calories and do not change blood sugar when consumed, they include: saccharine, aspartame (equal) sucralose (splenda), and stevia only the ...Read more


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Is agave nectar a safe sugar substitute?

Is agave nectar a safe sugar substitute?

Yes: Just remember if you are diabetic, this may raise your blood glucose since it is a fruit. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sugar substitute?

What is the definition or description of: sugar substitute?

Artificial sweetner: Sugar subsitites are chemicals that taste like sugar but have no calories and do not change blood sugar when consumed, they include: saccharine, aspartame (equal) sucralose (splenda), and stevia only the stevia is "natural", . ...Read more

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Is stevia a recommended sugar substitute?

Is stevia a recommended sugar substitute?

Yes: is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. It may be used as a recommended sugar substitute ...Read more

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What sugar substitute does gum usually use?

What sugar substitute does gum usually use?

Xylitol for anti-cav: Saccharin, sorbitol, xylitol, and a few others. The best one is xylitol because it has anti-cavity properties. It inhibits the growth of cavity causing bacteria and also makes the saliva less acidic, chewing gum also increases salivary flow. Saliva cleanses the teeth and buffers plaque acids. So only chew gum that contains xylitol. ...Read more

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Is fructose considered as sugar substitute?

Is fructose considered as sugar substitute?

Unfortunately yes: B"sd no it is a sugar, just like sucrose or table sugar. In fact some evidence suggest that it might lead to fatty liver and metabolic abnormalities - especially in the usual dietary form as high fructose corn syrup - which is used in many products as a cheap substitute for regular sugar - which in excess is not good for you either ...Read more

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Can stevia cause cavities ? (sweet leaf the only sugar substitute from a plant not made of chemicals)

Can stevia  cause cavities ?  (sweet leaf   the only sugar substitute from a plant   not made of chemicals)

No: Although stevia is actually sweeter than sugar, there is no evidence that it causes cavities. Enjoy a a stevia sweet treat without dental cavities being a worry! ...Read more

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Splenda-sugar substitute: is it dangerous for our health in the long run?

Splenda-sugar substitute: is it dangerous for our health in the long run?

Splenda: That's a good question. Several animal studies have shown that splenda (sucralose) can have multiple adverse effects on the body. It is difficult to translate that information to humans, and you probably consume far less than was given to the animals, but i think it is safe to say that the best advice is to use it in moderation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects in using dextrose sugar substitute?

Depends: There are three main sugar substitutes-equal, slenda & nutrisweet. They have been tested extensively and are believed to be safe, although some people can have some sensitivities to one or another. Then there is stevia, which is plant based. Btw-just because something is natural doesn't necessarily make it safe. The saying-everything in moderation, is the best way to go. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is splenda a good sugar substitute for diabetics to consume?

Is splenda a good sugar substitute for diabetics to consume?

No better/no worse: They're all about the same. Use whatever you think tastes better. Some can't be used in baking. ...Read more

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Artificial Sweeteners (Definition)

Artificial sweeteners are a sugar substitute that is suitable for diabetics. Some sweeteners contain aspartame, which some ...Read more