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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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USPRwire, Tue Nov 24 2015] Sugar Substitutes Market by Type (HIS, LIS, HFS), Composition (Stevia, Aspartame, Cyclamate, Sucralose, Saccharin, AceK, D-Tagarose, Sorbitol, Maltitol, Xylitol, Mannitol), Application (Beverages, Food, Health & Personal Care), & by Region - Forecast to 2020
One point to keep in mind: sugar substitutes do not appear to cause weight gain, as some critics charge.
New product developments and investments in R&D have set the sugar substitute market on a new dimension, thus leading to growth hand in hand with the global sweetener market.
Sugar substitutes can be synthetic or made from carbohydrates or protein.
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Technavio's analysts forecast the global sugar substitutes market to grow at a CAGR of 4.
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The overwhelming response generated by DiabetiSweet's launch clearly indicates the widespread need for an aspartame-free sugar substitute with no health ramifications," said Gary April, President of Health Care Products.
Our 100% pure and natural Amazon sweetener is the perfect sugar substitute for calorie restricted diets, people suffering from diabetes, those individuals who choose not to use regular cane or diet sweeteners.
The DiabetiSweet brand will be specifically targeted to the diabetic consumers who are heavy users of sugar substitutes, and are extremely conscious of their weight and caloric intake.