Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Worried about your sweetner?

I found this article today and felt it was definitely worth sharing. It summarizes various sweeteners and the questions frequently asked about them, such as:

What is sucralose?

Why does aspartame carry a warning label? Is it true that it causes brain cancer?

Why is stevia sold as a dietary supplement, not a sweetener?

Why are xylitol and sorbitol used in chewing gum and in products for people with diabetes? They are not calorie-free.

Does saccharin cause bladder cancer?

What is neotame? I hear it is about to hit the market.

I really couldn't add much to the topic, so I'll just let you read all about it here.

On a similar topic, take a look at this: The Low Down on Whey Low.

To quote:

Whey Low is made of natural sugars — sucrose, fructose and lactose — not artificial ingredients

They claim this is the ideal sweetener for diabetics. To be quite honest, I don't see the logic in this. I have my own thoughts on this, but I'd love to hear your opinions on the subject. Any diabetics, or low-carbers, out there who have given this a try? Let us hear from you!

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