Episode 71: Sugar Substitutes – The Down and Dirty

Sugar is listed as one of 60+ ingredients on a nutrition facts label and Americans are eating more than 3x the recommended daily intake for sugar. Meanwhile, the market for sugar substitutes has quadrupled since the 1990s. That’s a lot of sweetness! Join us to learn more about sugar substitutes, sugar alcohols, and our recommendations around their use.

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Resources and Show Notes

Sweeteners: Facts and Fallacies — Learn the Truth About the Different Types of Sweeteners to Better Counsel Patients, Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FAND, Today’s Dietitian.

61+ Names for Sugar

Why ‘Big Sugar’ Is As Harmful As ‘Big Tobacco’

Low-calorie- and calorie-sweetened beverages: diet quality, food intake, and purchase patterns of US household consumers. Carmen PiernasMichelle A MendezShu Wen NgPenny Gordon-LarsenBarry M Popkin.

Are Sugar Substitutes Too Sweet to be True? Emily Gelsomin, RD, LD. Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School.

Everything You Need to Know About Sugar Substitutes. Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD. Eating Well.

Sugar Substitutes. American Diabetes Association.

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