Artificial sweetening agents are useful to a diabetic person.
Artificial sweetening agents
Artificial sweeteners, or sugar substitutes, are chemicals added to some foods and beverages to make them taste sweet. They go directly through the digestive tract without being digested. It helps diabetic patients to eat sweet food without adding any extra sugar in their body. Examples:
- Acesulfame potassium or ace-K
They provide virtually zero calories, as your body can’t break them down. Many types of artificial sweeteners exist, but not all are approved for use in every country. Recent studies have found that replacing sugary foods or drinks with artificially sweetened ones may reduce hunger and calorie intake.