consume nonnutritive or nutritive sweeteners when they are part of a healthy eating plan,” says Toby Smithson, MS, RDN, LD, CDE, coauthor of Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies.
Furthermore, the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association (ADA), and Academy agree that low-calorie sweeteners can help people with diabetes achieve blood sugar control.
Low-calorie or zero-calorie sweeteners also make it easy for you to enjoy sweet foods and drinks. Common low-calorie sweeteners and their brand names include:
-Acesulfame K – Sunett® and Sweet One®
-Aspartame – Nutrasweet®, Equal®, and Sugar Twin®
-Luo Han Guo extract – Nectresse® Monk Fruit in the Raw® PureLo®
-Neotame – Newtame®
-Stevia – Truvia® PureVia® Enliten®
-Saccharin – Sweet and Low®, Sweet Twin®, Sweet’N Low®, and Necta Sweet®
-Sucralose – Splenda®
-Allulose – DOLCIA PRIMA®
Personal preference, taste, metabolic goals, and functionality are key factors in determining which