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Sugar Substitute (Definition)

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 the sugar found in fruit juices natural or processed sugar?

Is the sugar found in fruit juices natural or processed sugar?

Juices: It can be either. See how sugar was added to the juice by reading nutritional labels. ...Read more

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Witch is better for u regular sugar or artificial sugar in coffee?

Witch is better for u regular sugar or artificial sugar  in coffee?

Regular sugar.: Assuming you're not using twelve packets of sugar in each cup of coffee, I'd rather you use a couple of packets of natural sugar than artificial sweeteners which can cause you fatigue and achiness when used in large quantities. ...Read more

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Aspartame, Splenda or sugar? Are artificial sweeteners as bad for you as sugar or are they worse?

Aspartame, Splenda or sugar? Are artificial sweeteners as bad for you as sugar or are they worse?

Artificial sweetener: If you do not have diabetes you need not worry about sugar, provided you don't take too much, or don't exercise enough. That said, Splenda would not hurt you. ...Read more

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Studies say artificial sweetener cause people to crave more sweet & food carbs & result in wgt gain,higher sugar.True 4 natural sweetener stevia also?

Studies say artificial sweetener cause people to crave more sweet & food carbs & result in wgt gain,higher sugar.True 4 natural sweetener stevia also?

Not so with Stevia: No. A study I found (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666310000826) showed that with Stevia, there was no craving. Also, there was no increase in insulin levels, unlike with aspartame, which is important regarding the issue of insulin resistance. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is sugar in fruit better than sugar in starch or as bad?

Is sugar in fruit better than sugar in starch or as bad?

The whole package: Look at the whole package. When you eat fruit, you get other great things (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants to name a few) which make your body strong. ...Read more

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Can i use pure fruit juice/juice concentrate to sweeten dishes so as to avoid bad effect of sugar?Is the fructose,glucose in fruit better than sucrose

Can i use pure fruit juice/juice concentrate to sweeten dishes so as to avoid bad effect of sugar?Is the fructose,glucose in fruit better than sucrose

Not really...: Sugar is sugar. That's why people who are avoiding sugar should not drink fruit juice. They are usually ok with eating small servings of fruit. Processed foods from the store that say "naturally sweetened with juice" and use grape juice (or another juice) are bad like products using sucrose. The best thing to do is to train oneself to enjoy unsweetened or only slightly sweetened foods and drinks. ...Read more

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Is hydroxycut drink packets worse than coffee, tea or sodas?

Hydroxycut: Well, to put it gently, you are comparing bad (coffee & soda) to worse (hydroxycut). Hydroxycut was taken off the market at one point as a result of reports of liver problems, seizures, and rhabdomyolysis. It is an herbal supplement and therefore not regulated by the fda. Not that coffee and soda are good for you, but if i had to choose, i would pick that over hydroxycut. ...Read more

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Which is worse for you, sugar or artifical sweetener?

It depends: Hello utah! neither is bad for health in general. But if one has a weight problem or diabetes then the sugar would be your enemy. ...Read more

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Are fake sugar products bad in diet soft drinks?

Are fake sugar products bad in diet soft drinks?

Good question: The research (vs. The hype and the internet rumors) are a muddled mess right now. So far as i can tell: there is no current good evidence sweeteners cause cancer, but there are a handful of people who do not tolerate these fake sugars. There is some concern the 'sweet' taste nevertheless triggers things to make them no less bad for health in general. ...Read more

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Which artificial sweetener or sugar substitute is not connected to cancer?

Which artificial sweetener or sugar substitute is not connected to cancer?

None of them are!: Study the evidence. The trials in the 1970s triggering cancer in rats with cyclamate + saccharin used gigantic doses & have no clear relevance to either usual dosages or humans. Study: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/artificial-sweeteners. However, there is evidence that real sugar is linked to a higher incidence of cancer, both directly and through promoting obesity. ...Read more

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Is mannitol in any foods or sugarless candies?

Is mannitol in any foods or sugarless candies?

Yes: Mannitol is used as a reduced-calorie sweetener and as a dusting powder (it doesn't pick up moisture from the air) in food, particularly sugarless food, candy, gum, & chewable tablets. ...Read more

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Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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Are sugar alcohol sweeteners like erythritol and xylitol good?

Are sugar alcohol sweeteners like erythritol and xylitol good?

Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read more

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What're the dangers of drinking diet soda with aspartame or splenda?

What're the dangers of drinking diet soda with aspartame or splenda?

MANY DANGERS: Aspartame & other artificial sweeteners are toxic, should not have been approved &are very hazardous.They have many side effects & cause obesity!see http://www.Sweetpoison.Com/ & http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/13/artificial-sweeteners-more-dangerous-than-you-ever-imagined.Aspx & http://www.Eruptingmind.Com/the-dangers-of-artificial-sweeteners i never eat these chemicals. ...Read more

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Will the sweeteners in pepsi max raise my blood sugar?

Will the sweeteners in pepsi max raise my blood sugar?

Still unknown: There are studies suggesting that artificial sweeteners may increase Insulin secretion and promote Insulin resistance. However, this remains controversial. There are no human studies which have followed people for years who've been using them, how much, which types, etc. It will take years to really answer this really great question. ...Read more