Sugar substitutes diabetics
Diabetic sugars, or sugar substitutes
There are two classes of Sugar Substitutes: Non- Nutritional and Nutritional Sugars
White sugar is out of the question here because it is 50% fructose, a danger to one’s health raise one’s fat level around the pancreas leading to diabetes.
A) Non-Nutritional Sugar Substitutes(Sweeteners).
They are calorie free. Brand Name is in brackets.
1) Acelsulfame (Sunnet, Sweet One).
2) Aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet).
3) Munk Fruit Extract (Nectresse).
4) Neotame, Saccharin (Sweet N’ Low).
5) Stevia (Truvia, Pure Via). Chemical additives. Do not use the artificial brand, purchased in grocery stores.
6) Sucralose (Splenda).
These are used in foods and drinks labeled ‘diet’ and ‘sugar-free’, including yogurt,
Soft drinks and food bars.
Advantages of Non-Nutritional Sugar Substitutes:
– do not spike blood sugar
Disadvantages of Non-Nutritional Sugar Substitutes
– Sugar is replaced with chemicals
– These chemicals can raise the risk of disease such as cancer and neurological disease.
– These chemicals will raise cholesterol levels by restricting the liver’s ability to process fats.
B) Nutritional Substitutes.
– They will increase cravings for other sweets like honey, raw sugar, and
agava nectar (plant-based, available in health food stores). These are not processed,
therefore, a better option if you, too, are concerned about chemicals.
Nutritive types of sweetness have more calories; increase fat cells.
White sugar has 50% fructose, a dangerous fat building substance leading to diabetes, overweight, and other diseases.
Non-Nutritive Substitutes are laden with disease-causing chemicals.
Natural, organic Stevia, purchased in a health food store, is the choice for regular use for my wife and me.