Brenna Reviews 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.  Not sure why she didn’t cover sugar alcohols like xylitol, erythritol, and sorbitol.  Brenna links to a Mayo Clinic article on artificial sweeteners, including sugar alcohols.

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

Steve Parker, M.D.

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  1. jim snell

    Dr. Parker:

    Once again, thank you for excellent most helpful web site on the mediterranean diet and related issues. I share this with my friends and people who it seems there are a lot of type 2′s out there in our senior population. Can’t turn around without bumping into them.

    Everybody whom I share your web site and data come back and say thanks for the excellent web site and data.

    Thank you for Brenna. English language sometimes is unhelful for clarity.
    Her data and comments most helpful along with Mayo Clinic. Brenna states that these sweetners have no value to our body. Thats probably true; but as a serious type 2 Diabetic key concern with energy balance and keeping rot stopped , these articial sweetners allow some safer treats without stacking up the calories/carbs – willy nilly. To that end I find them extremely helpful. It can be a shere bugger slicing back to a dailly target of 1200 calories per day without slipping in extra unnanounced.

  2. Thanks for the post Steve! I didn’t include sugar alcohols because they deserve their very own post, and that one was getting lengthy already.

  3. Just letting you know, I did a recent post on sugar alcohols. Ask and you shall receive.

    • Thanks, Brenna! I tweeted the link to your site. BTW, the Journal of General Internal Medicine just published and article linking diet sodas to cardiovascular complications. DOI is 10.1007/s11606-011-1968-2

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  5. Cayte

    Moderate use of xylitol appears to have a role in preventing tooth decay. Check out the blog od Dr. Ellie Phillips.

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