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Sugar Swaps

Health Care Professionals By November 14, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Trying to shake off the sugar in your diet but wondering how you’re going to satisfy your sweet tooth? Here’s the truth about sugar alternatives:

Artificial SweetenersΒ (Splenda, Sweet ‘N Low, Equal)
Many people turn to sugar substitutes as a calorie-free way to add a taste of sweetness. The possible benefits of artificial sweeteners include weight management and blood sugar control. However, they are synthetic sugar substitutes, so be cautious not toΒ consume too much! Animal studies have linked artificial sweeteners with increased risk of certain types of cancer and some health effects have been noted in humans. Another caveat- the taste of sugar stimulates appetite, but artificial sweeteners do not stimulate the brain in the same way that sugar does, so these substitutes can cause cravings and lead to overeating. read more

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How Much Added Sugar Should We Have Daily?

Foodamentals By September 17, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

With all of the buzz over the possible relabeling of high fructose corn syrup to corn sugar, it's a good time to look at the amount of overall added sugar in your diet. For females, this is roughly 100 calories or 25 grams. For men, this is roughly 150 calories or 37 grams.

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