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What is the glycemic index of sugar substitutes?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Glycemic index is…

…used to measure to what extent carbohydrate-containing foods can raise your blood sugar levels.
It's not possible to measure the glycemic index of foods that don't contain carbohydrates, such as meat, fish, eggs & cheese. Sugar substitutes ( sucralose, aka splenda; acesulfame-potassium, aspartame and stevia) add very few carbs to your diet; thus their glycemic index is close to zero.

In brief: Glycemic index is…

…used to measure to what extent carbohydrate-containing foods can raise your blood sugar levels.
It's not possible to measure the glycemic index of foods that don't contain carbohydrates, such as meat, fish, eggs & cheese. Sugar substitutes ( sucralose, aka splenda; acesulfame-potassium, aspartame and stevia) add very few carbs to your diet; thus their glycemic index is close to zero.
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