Perhaps when you bought food, you paid attention to the words "sucralose", "E955", "trichloro galactosucrose", "Splenda" or "SucraPlus". These are the names of the same food supplement. According to the developers, it is absolutely safe, including for people suffering from diabetes.
Sucralose - what is it really? Is it really safe for our body? Or maybe the whole truth about a chemical substance is hidden from us?
Sucralose - what is it?
In the second half of the 70s of the last century, a British company offered the world its new development - a high-quality, intensive thermostable sweetener, hundreds of times greater than the sweetness of regular granulated sugar. Dietary supplement can be safely used in the preparation of absolutely all food, regardless of whether industrial, private or home production.
Deserved sucralose positive reviews, showing their best side:
- sweetness, 600 times higher than sugar;
- pleasant taste;
- good solubility in liquids;
- stability during heat treatment;
- recommended by nutritionists and endocrinologists.
The production of supplements, although considered to be synthetic, is not entirely true. Ordinary sugar is subjected to special treatment to reduce the quality and properties of the product, as a result of which sucralose is formed. The taste remains unchanged, but the calorie content and ability to influence blood glucose levels are significantly reduced.
The technology was quickly adopted in many countries around the world. At the same time leading experts continued research to confirm the safety of the additive. For diabetics, sweet teeth, children, sucralose became a real salvation.
Good or bad?
It would be best to attribute the substance to the category of neutral. Most international organizations, including the WHO and the FDA, gave feedback that sucralose is harmless! The sweetener can be used by people who are contraindicated or restricted to the use of regular sugar. The product does not have any negative impact on the human body.
The caloric value at the level of 0 kcal does not affect the energy value of the food that a person consumes.
For comparison, per 100 g of sweet product calorie content:
- natural honey - about 328 kcal;
- sugar beet - 395 kcal;
- cane sugar (brown, unrefined) - 398 kcal;
- refined sugar - 400 kcal.
The substance is physiologically inert, in our body is not absorbed. Fully excreted from the body within 24 hours. Even the excessive sweetness of the supplement does not affect the state of the tooth enamel, so you are not afraid of caries. However, abuse is not recommended, especially for children. The permissible daily intake is 4 mg per 1 kg of weight.
To take the product to the end, look at the reviews of doctors about sucralose and the opinions of people.
Anna, 35 years old: "1 tablet replaces 1 teaspoon sugar. For me, as a lover of sweet tea, this is a great find"
Elvira, 43 years old: “Sitting on a“ sucralose ”diet, I lost 10 kg at the same time, while not denying myself baking and sweets. I completely switched to cooking this sweetener”
Doctors reviews about sucralose:
nutritionist: "The sweetener is suitable for those who want to lose weight, but do not want to give up sweets. A successful dietary supplement diet."
endocrinologist: "Products for diabetics can also be sweet and do not affect blood sugar levels, which is extremely important for the condition of my patients."
As they say, the taste and color ... Although the food industry and pharmaceutical production do not disdain to use synthetic additives that are harmful to our body, sucralose has no place among the banned substances. A sweetener within reasonable limits can be consumed by everyone, without exception.