sugar substitute

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sugar substitute

Any of a group of carbohydrates (e.g., fructose, sorbitol and xylitol) which are of potential use as replacements for the usual dietary sugars—glucose and sucrose—in diabetics, as such substitutes do not require insulin for certain steps in their metabolism. However, the efficacy of sugar substitutes in reducing serum glucose is suboptimal, as the diabetic liver converts a significant portion of fructose and its metabolites into glucose.

sugar substitute

Nutrition Any of a group of carbohydrates–eg, fructose, sorbitol and xylitol, which are of potential use as replacements for the usual dietary sugars–glucose and sucrose in diabetics, as these molecules do not require insulin for certain steps in their metabolism; the efficacy of SSs in DM is less than optimal, since the diabetic liver converts a significant portion of fructose and its metabolites into glucose. See Artificial sweeteners, Aspartame, Cyclamates.
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The South African food sweetener market, which includes sugar, polyols and non-nutritive sweeteners, is at a crucial inflection point in its growth trajectory.
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This ADA position paper states that consumers can safety enjoy a range of nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners when consumed under current guidelines.
With over 65 figures and tables, the report goes beyond examining sugar and also provides insights on perceived safety and health risks of 15 nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners, as well as consumer preferences for adding or removing a variety of sugars and sweeteners from a range of food and beverage categories.
The General Purpose Petition allows manufacturers to combine nutritive and/or non-nutritive sweeteners in a wider range of product categories.
Chapters in the book discuss the effects of both nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners on appetite and food consumption, as well as the physiologic and neurologic responses to sweetness.
Totally updated, rewritten and revised, subjects which are new or have been expanded include nonfat and lowfat ice cream products, fat substitutes, mimetics and non-nutritive sweeteners, new labelling regulations, changes in the standard of identity, programmable freezers and aerators.
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