There are many alternatives of artificial sweeteners apart from refined sugar. The diabetes patients are well aware of these alternatives. Here we will discuss a few so that everybody can know about them.
Sucrose is a good artificial sweetener. You will not get any nutritional benefits but you will get energy.
Acesulfame potassium is another non nutritive artificial sweetener. You will find in soft drinks frozen desserts, chewing gum etc.
Agave nectar is manufactured from agave cactus and is similar to honey in taste and texture. Though it doesn’t contain as much antioxidants as honey but the calories in both are almost the same.
Aspartame is another great artificial sweetener. You can find it in drinks, gum, yogurt etc.
If you consume it in a limited manner, then high-fructose corn syrup can be a good choice for you.
Honey is the ideal sweetener according to most of the experts. Because it does not raise the sugar level as much as the other sweeteners do. But still it should be used sparingly.
Sucralose is a good one in the sense that it is not heat sensitive and hence can be used for baking purpose.