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What About Sugar Alcohols?

Dietitian Brenna at Eating Simple recently posted an article on artificial sweeteners exclusive of sugar alcohols.  Now she’s 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.

Dr. Maria Collazo-Clavell at the Mayo Clinic wrote about use of artificial sweeteners by people with diabetes.  Like Brenna, she notes that sugar alcohols can raise blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.  The Mayo Clinic has another article on sugar substitutes.

Steve Parker, M.D.


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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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