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Using Artificial Sweeteners

B Positive Content Team

weeteners are basically of two types – natural and artificial.Natural sugars are calorie sweeteners. Their addition to your foods will add taste and flavor, but add calories too.

Natural Sugars from Natural Sources
  • Sugar
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Molasses
  • Fructose
  • Maltose
  • actose
  • Cane sugar
  • Confectioner’s sugar
Artificial Sweeteners from Chemicals
  • Ascelfume potassium
  • Aspartame
  • Saccharin
  • Sucralose
Artificial sweeteners are low calorie or free calorie foods. You can experiment with your own recipes to include reduced and low-calorie sweeteners.

Consider these factors while selecting artificial sweeteners
  • Saccharin can be used in both hot and cold foods to make them sweeter. Saccarin was removed from the National Toxicology Program’s list of cancer-causing substances in May 2000.
  • Aspartame can decrease its sweetness at high temperatures. 
  • Acesulfame potassium is heat stable and can be used in baking and cooking.
  • Sucralose (SPLENDA) is the newest low-calorie sweetener in the market. Sucralose is not affected by heat, and retains its sweetness in hot beverages, baked foods, and even processed foods.
Always check the Nutrition Facts on the label while buying low calorie foods, and compare fat and calorie contents with regular versions.