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Facts about Acesulfame Potassium and other Sugar Substitutes

Acesulfame Potassium

  • Sugar substitutes can also play an important role in for those who suffer from diabetes.
  • Sugar substitutes can play an important role in weight control and with medical conditions such as diabetes.

Sugar substitutes have become very popular recently in a society so concerned with weight loss and fitness. Sugar substitutes contain little to no calories, so using them instead of table sugar can help reduce the amount of calories consumed each day. Sugar substitutes can also play an important role in for those who suffer from diabetes.

The first sugar substitute appeared in 1879 and was named Saccharin. Today, Saccharin is found in the familiar pink Sweet‘N Low packets.

During World War II, sugar was one of the food staples that were rationed. This lead to increased research into substitutes that would be safe and effective. Saccharin has always been generally recognized as safe.

Today, there are a number of sugar substitutes available such as Acesulfame Potassium, Aspartame, Neotame, Saccharin, Sucralose, and more, with others being researched currently.

Sugar substitutes can play an important role in weight control and with medical conditions such as diabetes.

Acesulfame Potassium goes by the name Sunett. This substance has more than two hundred times the sweetness of table sugar.

Aspartame is another substitute for sugar, very popular both in homes and in manufacturing foods and drinks. Aspartame is also known as NutraSweet, and more than 6,000 products around the world contain this sweetener. NutraSweet is also hundreds of times sweeter than table sugar and contains very few calories per serving. Along with Saccharin, Aspartame is one of the safest sugar substitutes.

Neotame is one of the newest sugar substitutes available and contains zero calories. Neotame was approved in 2002 by the FDA and is seven to thirteen-thousand times sweeter than table sugar.

Saccharine is the oldest and safest known sugar substitute and has been around for more than 100 years. Saccharine is the number one sugar substitute used by diabetics because it has been proven to be safe and effective.

Sucralose is another sugar substitute that is available for dieters and people with medical conditions. This substitute is the only one that is created from natural sugar. It goes by the common brand name Splenda. Sucralose has no calories and is safe for any use.

Sugar substitutes can be used to lower your caloric intake without feeling deprived or cutting out foods that you love. By substituting these products for sugar, you are allowing your taste buds to be satisfied without having all the extra calories that sugar brings to the food.

The sugar substitute you use will depend on several factors, such as what you are using the product for, your individual taste preferences, if you have a medical problem or condition that necessitates a sugar substitute, etc.

If you are looking to cut out sugars from your diet or just looking to lose weight and get in shape, there are some that can help. Check out products like VEG Protein Booster Natural and ThyroZene which curb your appetite for sweets while boosting your metabolism.

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

2 Responses to “Facts about Acesulfame Potassium and other Sugar Substitutes”

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    Pamela Brown Says:
    I drank Tang for the first time since the sweetner Neotame was put in it. And it gave me extreme heart palpatations. And my blood pressure shot up. Tang never bothered me when I drank it as a kid. But since it has been reformulated with Neotame in it, it had to have been the Neotame that gave me this bad reaction. Of all the ingredients that are listed on Tang's label, Neotame is the only ingredient I had never tried before. I have since discovered other people who have experienced the same severe reaction to it that I did. I will never drink Tang again or consume any product with Neotame in it. Pamela Brown
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    Kathy Davis Says:
    I purchased a whey protein at GNC containing Acesulfame Potassium, I had asked the salesperson to recommend a whey protein with no artificial sweetners and I was not familar with this sweetner and just assumed it was a potassium. I had 1 serving of the whey protein drink yesterday morning and I experienced heart palpitations, periods of racing heart, an anxious feeling and an artificial sweetner aftertaste for about 10 hours! I started googling items on the ingredient list is how I found out this drink did in fact have an artificial sweetner in it. I have had this reaction before when drinking Coke zero and sprite zero. That is why I stay away from artificial sweetners.