Choosing the Best Sugar Substitute

Different Kinds of Sugar and Sweeteners in the Bowls [Thumbnail image]

Absolutely everyone knows that sugar is bad for our body, that’s why you need to think about a sugar substitute. The main problem with sugar is its excessive consumption, which leads to weight gain and can provoke allergic reactions. Sugar contributes to the appearance of atherosclerosis and cholesterol plaques.
But if you still want something sweet? Think about a Sugar Substitute!

What is a Sugar Substitute

Sugar Substitutes are synthetic substances that have a sweet taste.  The advantages of these substances are low calories, so all products made on substitutes considered dietary.

Types of Sugar Substitutes

Sugar Substitutes can be plant-based and artificially created.

Cup of coffee and Pills of sugar substitute and natural sweetener in powder on a purple podium.

Plant-based sweeteners

Stevia is a sweetener made from the plant of the same name. Stevia reduces hunger and lowers insulin levels. It has a light herbal taste. It is 200 times sweeter than ordinary sugar.

Sorbitis is sugar alcohol. It is 60% less sweet and has 2 times less calorie than sugar. Sorbitis does not increase glucose levels, does not affect the teeth. There may be allergic reactions in the form of abdominal distension and diarrhea.

Erythritis is also a sugar alcohol with sorbitis properties, but has zero calories and no side effects.

A pile of sugar and stevia sweetener with signatures

Artificial sweeteners

Aspartame is the most popular in the world.  It is 200 times sweeter than sugar, absolutely safe, has minimum calories. Contraindicated to people with phenylketonuria.

Advantam is 20,000 times sweeter than sugar. It is thermal stable, so you can use it in baking.

Saccharin is 200-700 times sweeter than sugar. It has almost zero calories. Contraindicated to people with an allergy to sulfanylamide.

Sucralose is 600 times sweeter than sugar. This is a sugar substitute for baking and has zero calories. But this sweetener can reduce insulin sensitivity.


All Sugar Substitutes tested and certified. If you have diabetes, metabolic disorders or allergies, consult your doctor before using sweetener.

More about nutrition here. Information about benefits from sweeteners you can read on the website of the US Food & Drugs Administration.

Sugar Substitutes products

Brand “NuNaturals” offers a Plant-Based Simple Syrup. This delicious Simple Syrup is the perfect sugar substitute and contains zero calories or carbohydrates per serving. 100% Natural – Stevia Simple Syrup made using only Stevia Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, and Water. No added sugar and no artificial ingredients.

Brand “NOW” offers a sweetener – Xylitol, derived from non-GMO corn, and is the perfect substitute for sugar in almost any application. Unlike sugars such as sucrose and fructose, this naturally occurring sugar alcohol won’t promote tooth decay, has a low glycemic impact, and has around one-third the calories of other sugars.

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