A Word on Non-Nutritive Sweeteners
Non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS) include: Aspartame,(Nutrasweet,Equal), Saccharin (Sweet’NLow), Sucralose (Splenda), and Stevia (Truvia, PrueVia).
NNS do not add calories, nor do they add nourishment. In theory these sweeteners should support blood glucose control and weight management but there has been some controversy.
For example, some studies indicate that persons who drink more than twenty-one diet sodas per week are twice as likely to become overweight or obese as people who do not drink diet sodas. The main issues include compensatory overeating, effects on the way we taste food and unknown effects of years of use.
Remember to look at food labels; ‘sugar free’ is not necessarily healthy. Please use NNS in moderation.