Low Calorie Sweeteners and Health Benefits
With the rates of obesity and diabetes reaching epidemic proportions,
low calorie sweeteners can be a useful solution and provide important
health benefits while allowing people to enjoy sweetness with
practically no calories.
You may read the latest scientific evidence about the health
benefits of low calorie sweeteners in weight control, diabetes
management and oral health in the following sections.
Benefits in weight management
A wealth of human studies has repeatedly shown that by reducing the energy intake the consumption of low calorie sweeteners and/ or foods and drinks containing them can help in short- and long-term weight loss and weight maintenance , when used a...
Benefits for people with diabetes
Low calorie sweeteners do not affect insulin secretion nor blood glucose control and lead to a lower rise in blood sugar levels after meals if consumed instead of sugar. This benefit of low calorie sweeteners on post-prandial glucose has also been r...
Benefits for oral health
The beneficial role of low calorie sweeteners in dental health is well established. Reviewing the scientific data in 2011, EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products Nutrition and Allergies concluded that there is sufficient scientific information to suppor...