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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sweetex Tablets, Artificial Sweeteners - Sugar Alternative

I have been using this as my sugar substitutes for ages already! I didn't like it at the beginning, it tastes weird! But the moment I got used to it, I was beginning to taste the real sugar as funny... This is a calorie free 800 sodium saccharin based table-top sweeteners. These tablets are ideal for everyone wishing to cut down on sugar, as part of a healthier lifestyle. One sweetex tablet is equivalent in sweetness tablet is equivalent in sweetness to a 5ml teaspoon of sugar but with none of the calories.

Sweetex is also suitable for use by people with diabetes, providing it fits into the individuals diet and consumption levels are not excessive. It can help slimming or weight control only as part of a calorie controlled diet.

Nutritional information per 100g per tablet: Typical values: Energy value KJ trace, trace. Kcal (calories) trace, trace. Protein. Carbohydrate. Fat Trace, trace.

FACTS ABOUT ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

What are artificial sweeteners?

Artificial sweeteners are chemicals or natural compounds that offer the sweetness of sugar without as many calories. Because the substitutes are much sweeter than sugar, it takes a much smaller quantity to create the same sweetness. Products made with artificial sweeteners have a much lower calorie count than do those made with sugar. Artificial sweeteners are often used as part of a weight-loss plan or as a means to control weight gain.

People with diabetes may use artificial sweeteners because they make food taste sweet without raising blood sugar levels. But keep in mind that if you do have diabetes, some foods containing artificial sweeteners, such as sugar-free yogurt, can still affect your blood sugar level due to other carbohydrates or proteins in the food. Some foods labeled "sugar-free" — such as sugar-free cookies and chocolates — may contain sweeteners, such as sorbitol or mannitol, which contain calories and can affect your blood sugar level. Some sugar-free products may also contain flour, which will raise blood sugar levels. Also, remember that foods containing sugar substitutes may also contain calories that may undermine your ability to lose weight and control blood sugar.

Safety of artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are often the subject of stories, presented in the popular press and on the Internet, claiming that they cause a variety of health problems, including cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, however, there's no scientific evidence that any of the artificial sweeteners approved for use in the United States cause cancer. And numerous studies confirm that artificial sweeteners are safe for the general population.

Aspartame does carry a cautionary note, however. It isn't safe for people who have the rare hereditary disease phenylketonuria (PKU). Products that contain aspartame must carry a PKU warning on the label.

Still empty calories

Just removing sugar from cookies and chocolates doesn't make them low-calorie, low-fat foods. If you eat too many, you'll still get more calories than you may need, and you may not get enough nutritious foods. Unlike fruits, vegetables and whole grains, sugar-free soft drinks, candy and desserts often provide few — if any — beneficial nutrients.

Use artificial sweeteners sensibly. It's OK to substitute a diet soda for a regular soda, for example, but diet soda shouldn't be the only beverage you drink.

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2 comments:

GMIL & TLC said...

bisi akong layp oi. sus dli mabangbang.sige ipalit ta ni ug kalamay sa bohol.sus kalami ra ba atong kalamay ninjo oi.anusa kaha ta kakaon na pud anang mga pagkaona!

na hala, salamat sa paglabay. salamat na imong kong gihinumduman.

ingatz!

Mabelle

Laura said...

Aspartame molecular cartoon - rambling funny!.

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