DIETER FAST FACTS
Artificial & Sugar Substitutes
Sugar alcohols like erythritol, maltitol, mannitol, glycerol, sorbitol, and xylitol are all considered neither sugars nor alcohols and have become popular substitute sweeteners for foods we commonly eat. They offer no real nutritional value to one’s diet but instead provide favoring that sweetens foods and beverages. When ingested, they are incompletely absorbed by your small intestine, thus providing fewer calories than real sugar. It is common for these sugar substitutes to cause gas, bloating and even diarrhea in some cases.
STEVIA, A Special Sugar Substitute
Stevia, on the other hands, is a highly sweet herb derived from the leaf of the South American stevia plant. It is considered completely safe in its natural form and used around the globe for more than 1500 years.