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Alternative Sweeteners. By: Kaci Thompson. Choosing Alternatives. Many consumers turn to alternative sweeteners to help them limit kcalories and minimize sugar intake. Doing so will, you will encounter: Artificial Sweeteners Herbal Products Sugar Alcohols. Alternative Sweeteners.

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Alternative sweeteners

Alternative Sweeteners

By:

Kaci Thompson


Choosing alternatives

Choosing Alternatives

  • Many consumers turn to alternative sweeteners to help them limit kcalories and minimize sugar intake.

  • Doing so will, you will encounter:

    • Artificial Sweeteners

    • Herbal Products

    • Sugar Alcohols


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Alternative Sweeteners

  • Also called non-nutritive sweeteners

  • Provide virtually no energy

  • Sugar substitutes

  • Large doses of these (or their components or metabolic by-products) may have adverse effects.


Herbal products

Herbal Products

  • Derived from a plants leaves (such as stevia)

  • Sometimes sold as dietary supplements


Sugar alcohols

Sugar Alcohols

  • Polyols, provide bulk and sweetness in cookies, hard candies, sugarless gums, jams, and jellies.

  • Claim to be sugar free; but doesn’t mean kcalorie free.

  • Referred to as nutritive sweeteners since they yield energy

  • Occur naturally in fruits and vegetables

  • Also used in many processed foods


Sugar alcohols cont d

Sugar Alcohols Cont’d

  • Evoke a low glycemic response

  • Enter the bloodstream slower than other sugars

  • Side effects include intestinal gas,, abdominal discomfort, and diarrhea

  • Do not contribute to dental caries (cavities)


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Alternative Sweeteners

  • Advised to use in moderation

  • Can be good alternatives for people with diabetes, in moderation

  • Inhibits caries-causing bacteria


Alternative sweeteners

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