With the improvement of people’s health awareness, sweeteners are more and more widely used. These sweeteners can stimulate the taste buds, but will not be absorbed by the body. They are very good sugar substitutes.
But there are many types of sweeteners, how to choose healthier sweeteners? A healthy sweetener should have the following characteristics:
(1) High sweetness and low calories. As a sugar substitute, sweeteners have the advantages of high sweetness and low usage.
(2) It has additional health benefits. In addition to providing sweetness, some sweeteners can also supplement other nutrients, such as micronutrients.
(3) Does not raise blood sugar. The glycemic index is used to measure the degree of elevated blood sugar and insulin levels. High blood sugar sweeteners can cause fat storage, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and increased oxidation.
Among the natural sweeteners, Mogroside, stevia, and erythritol are all healthy sweeteners suitable for low-calorie products.
Stevia helps reduce the peak blood sugar and insulin levels after meals.
Mogroside is rich in vitamins and has no calories.
Erythritol has low calories and is an antioxidant polyol, so it helps to reduce the body’s oxidation by scavenging free radicals.
Post time: Oct-31-2020