Brenna on Sugar Substitutes

Too late now!

Dietitian Brenna at Eating Simple has a recent post on sugar substitutes, which I sometimes refer to as non-caloric sweeteners (not entirely accurate). She reviewed sucralose, saccharine, aspartame, and acesulfame potassium.

A few days later, she reviewed sugar alcohols

Many who have a sweet tooth, including myself, use sugar substitutes such as sugar alcohols.  Sometimes they affect blood sugar levels, although not as much as sugar.

Brenna links to a Mayo Clinic article on artificial sweeteners.

I never got excited enough to cover this topic in detail myself. Thanks, Brenna!

Steve Parker, M.D.

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