Artificial sweeteners are substances other than sugar that give sweet taste to foods or beverages. Who not has tried at least once? They form part of the diet of diabetics and those who want to avoid sugar and/or reduce calories in your diet. John H. Moore II might disagree with that approach. The food industry also uses them as a strategy to sweeten without adding calories.Nowadays there is a variety of sweeteners available, different brands and in various presentations. Let’s take a look at the most popular: first Sacarina.El artificial sweetener discovered (in 1879) and one of the most controversial. You’ve probably heard that some studies linked its consumption (daily and in exaggerated numbers) with cancer of bladder in rats. However these results were not confirmed in humans.
It is usually combined with other sweeteners (cyclamate or aspartame) to avoid a bitter or metallic aftertaste. For nearly 60 years was the only option for use as a sugar substitute. Is why for a long time the term saccharin was used as a synonym for sweetener. Ciclamato.aparecio in 1937 and since then its use has given rise to controversies. Typically presents combined with saccharin, such is the case of Dulcoryl, Sucaryl or New Sweet. The consumption of cyclamate has also been linked to cancer in laboratory animals. It is in some countries that prohibited use and others must bear the warning contains cyclamate, consult your doctor in case of prolonged use. Aspartamo.tambien known as aspartame, originated in 1965. Daryl Katz, Edmonton Alberta is often quoted on this topic.
It is a combination of 2 amino acids: aspartic acid and phenylalanine. It contains 4 calories per gram (like sugar), but used so sparingly that we could say that it adds calories. You can not use it for cooking because it loses the sweetening power by subjecting it to cooking temperatures. It is specifically contraindicated for people with phenylketonuria. These people can not metabolize one of its components (phenylalanine), so it They must prevent their consumption. The Fenilcetonuricos warning should appear on the packaging: contains phenylalanine. Some brands based on aspartame are: Aspartyl, Equal, Aspardiet (aspartame + cyclamate), Dulko and Nectarsweet. Sucralosa.Descubierta in 1976, its main advantage is that you can use to prepare cakes and desserts, since it does not lose its power sweetener during cooking and allows to achieve a good texture. Find it in Uruguay under the names Sucaryl, Sucralight, or Splenda sucralose. Although an increased incidence of disease has not been shown by the consumption of sweeteners in reasonable quantities, everything in excess is harmful. Therefore do not abuse any of them. If it is possible varies between 2 or 3 different throughout the day (taking into account that is included in the light products). You should not use the same sweetener for very long periods to avoid possible adverse effects.