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Artificial Sweeteners List

There are many artificial sweeteners for people with diabetes to choose.  As far as people with diabetes are concerned, the purpose of artificial sweeteners is to safely replace sugar (sucrose). Replacing sugar with chemicals that do not raise diabetics' blood sugar safely is all that matters.

If an engineering process was used to change elements of a sweetener at the molecular level, then you can call the result artificial. A manufacturing process starts with sugar and runs it through a series of engineering processes and creates sucralose (Splenda). That is an artificial sweetener that tastes and acts like sugar without effecting a person's blood sugar.


The Different Types of Natural and Artificial Sweeteners
Diabetics use several types of sweeteners as sugar alternatives. These sweeteners are sometimes natural, such as Stevia and fruit juice. Other sweeteners are man-made, such as Aspartame (as-per-teym) and Splenda. Different sweeteners are often used in different ways. For example, Aspartame is frequently used in diet beverages whereas Splenda is most often used in prepared foods and by the teaspoon. Read more... 

Artificial Sweetener Mythbusters
Many people living with diabetes avoid eating sugar, using guidelines like cutting out refined sugar in the form of candy, white bread, and desserts. In place of sugar, many choose to use artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame and Splenda┬«. However, reports lacking clinical trial statistics indicate serious health issues,..  Read more...

High Fructose Corn Syrup
Studies indicate that there is a very close link between High Fructose Corn Syrup and obesity and Diabetes. Corn Syrup is a sweet derivative of corn that contains fructose and glucose. The prevalence of corn syrup is a relatively new phenomenon that took off in the 1980s.  Read more...

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Artificial Sweeteners List
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