One of the most important suppliers of carbohydrates are sugars, the consumption of which in the modern world is much higher than the required standards. Those who are consistent and has the power of will, find the strength to exclude pure sugar from your diet, stop adding it in coffee and tea, do not drink sodas and almost all refuse in the form of sweet pastry, chocolate, etc.
But there's a sweet tooth who can not imagine life without a sweet taste, even trying to lose weight. That's for them and come up with sweeteners, the selection of which is now so broad.
I must say that the attitude to sweeteners ambiguous. Can not say that any sugar substitute sweetener uniquely useful. In the press constantly there is information about the harm that a product that serves a sugar substitute. Perhaps unequivocal condemnation of all sweeteners unfair, but it is worth to listen to the arguments of their opponents to figure out which one to prefer.
Sweeteners are artificial and natural. Natural sweeteners - is fructose, sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, isomalt, palatinit, maltitol, and others. Fructose is prepared from fruits and berries. It has almost the same caloric value as sugar, sweet but it almost doubled and also falls into the cells without the involvement of insulin, which is suitable for diabetics. It also increases the level of sugar in the blood, but it does so slowly and smoothly. Fructose does not cause tooth decay. Many nutritionists advise to replace all the sugar fructose, but wishing to lose weight should not forget its high caloric content.
Xylitol and sorbitol - also phytochemicals. They are not carbohydrates, so great for diabetics food, but high calorie diet excludes them from power.
All natural sweeteners, as you can see, it is enough calories. So for those who want to live sweetly, but to lose weight, yield - the use of artificial sweeteners. And they cause so much controversy about their harm to the body.
Saccharin, cyclamate, aspartame, acesulfame - each of these substances in the hundreds and even thousands of times sweeter than sugar, so you need a very small portion of them to sweeten tea or coffee. However, almost every one of them has an impressive list of contraindications and side effects. Some researchers even claim that they eat a carcinogenic effect, especially aspartame. Most of them are forbidden during pregnancy is not recommended in baby food, an overdose can cause complications.
However, most doctors are sure that when properly used, not exceeding the norms specified by the manufacturer, these consequences can be avoided. On the other hand, when receiving the products and any drug must comply with the measure.
The choice is yours. Finally, there is always output. If you really can not do without the sweet, and do not want to use sweeteners - eat more fruits and drink tea with a spoonful of honey.