Choosing between regular sugar and Splenda, people who adhere to proper nutrition, choose the second option. But is this choice right?
In the supermarket shelves for diabetics you can find a lot of varieties products with artificial sweeteners. This alternative of white sand should be treated with caution. We offer you to figure out what hidden talents have seemed harmless products.
Classification of sweeteners are caloric
• Calorie natural sugar substitutes have an energy value close to that of sucrose. They are metabolized in the body more slowly than sugar, but moderate consumption does not lead to severe hyperglycaemia (fructose, sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, isomalt).
• Baccalario-synthetic substitutes have a sweet taste but contain no calories and do not cause increase in the level of glucose in the blood (aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, Sucralose).
The danger of sugar substitutes
Sugar substitutes themselves are far from harmless. For example, saccharin and cyclamate is absolutely contraindicated to pregnant women, they are banned in many EU countries, Canada and the United States.
As a rule, the substitutes do not relieve cravings for quick carbohydrates, but only increase it. Feeling the sweetness but without glucose, the body begins to experience “carbohydrate starvation”, the result of which is increased appetite. You just get the calories in other products.
Some studies have confirmed a relationship between prolonged use of calorie-free sugar substitutes and weight gain. Regular consumption of synthetic sugar substitutes can change the neural pathways responsible for the satisfaction of food. If you need sweet choose a sweetener, there is a repeated sense of hunger, thus you think a request body in a sweet satisfied.
Sweeteners in products
Most substitutes can be found in dietary foods, for example, labeled “sugar-free”. Cakes, pastries, muesli, energy bars, sweet snacks contain sugar substitutes. Carefully read the label.
Especially be vigilant to drinks with the slogan “diet” or “0 calories”. Producers are very profitable to add them substitutes instead of regular sugar. After consumption of such drinks in the mouth is a feeling cloying, which wants to make a new portion of the drink.