Erythritol is better digestible compared to other sugar alcohols and offers other advantages. With a glycaemic index of zero, erythritol has no effect on blood sugar levels and, as a sugar substitute, has no calories. This sugar substitute is suitable for diabetics because erythritol is metabolised independently of insulin.
Erythritol is also a good alternative to sugar for fructose intolerance because it does not affect glycogen metabolism and is free of fructose. A healthy sugar substitute in terms of your teeth, erythritol helps maintain tooth mineralisation. As a spoonable sweetener mixture erythritol and Stevia has the advantage that it can be used 1 to 1 like sugar. Spoonable sweetener is therefore much cheaper to use than pure erythritol or xylitol.
Did you know: These sugar substitutes are often advertised as healthier than they actually are: for example, agave syrup, date syrup, coconut flower syrup and! Often advertised as “superfoods”, their fructose content is much higher than that of sucrose. The products consist entirely of cane sugar and have few nutrients. Superfood is a marketing term, not a scientific one. The effect of superfoods lacks any scientific basis and in the issue of 20.10.2016, Ökotest called 21 superfoods in the test Supertox. It is better to eat a healthy balanced diet with fresh fruit and vegetables.
Sweeteners: Stevia, aspartame, clyclamate aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame-K and saccharin
Sweeteners and sweetening agents have no calories and have a significantly higher sweetening power than sugar. They are therefore also called intense sweeteners. A distinction is made between natural sweeteners that occur naturally and artificial sweeteners that are produced synthetically. However, experience has shown that artificially produced sweeteners such as aspartame, clyclamate, sucralose, acesulfame-K and saccharin always cause side effects in the long run because the human body is not used to them from nature. At the same time, most of them have not been fully investigated to rule out possible long-term effects and to recommend them without reservation. Each consumer should decide on consumption for themselves.
Artificial sweeteners with high sweetening power include:
- Acesulfame K