Sweeteners that don’t increase blood glucose levels
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Sugar alcohols & polydextrose
Commonly used sugar substitutes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates artificial sweeteners as food additives. Food additives must be approved by the FDA, which publishes a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list of additives.
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As long as you comply with the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) of these sugar substitutes there is no reason to avoid GRAS-list approved sweeteners. However, it does keep the sweet cravings alive and therefore it is recommended to gradually decrease the intake of both sugar and alternative sweeteners.