|ACCEPTABLE * DAILY INTAKE (per kg of body weight)||EFFECT ON BLOOD SUGAR (BSL)||USE IN COOKING AND BAKING||IS IT SAFE?||HOW IS IT AVAILABLE?|
Nutrasweet™, Equal™, Sugar Twin™ (blue box)
|40 mg||Does not increase||Not recommended for foods that may take a long time to cook||Safe, except for people with phenlketonuria||Tablet, liquid, granulated and powder form, used in hot and cold drinks, cereal, fruit drinks, pop and chewing gum.|
|Sodium Cyclamates||Sucaryl™, Sugar Twin™ (yellow box), Sweet N' Low™, Safeway Substitute||10 mg||Does not increase||Can be used||Safe, not recommended in pregnancy||Liquid, granulated, tablet and powder form, used in hot and cold drinks, cereals, fruit drinks and other products.|
|Saccharin||Hermesetas™, Sweet N' Low™||2.5 mg||Does not increase||Avoid, turns bitter when heated||Safe in small amounts||Liquid, tablet and granulated, available from pharmacist|
|Sucralose||Splenda™||9 mg||Does not increase||Can be used||Safe||Powder form, used in soft drinks, chewing gum and other products|
|Acesulfame Potassium (Ace_K)||Sunette™, Sweet One™||15 mg||Does not increase||Can be used||Safe, those on a potassium-restricted diet or who are allergic to sulfa-based antibiotics should discuss use with doctor||Powder form, used in candy, gum, soft drinks, desserts and other products|
|Sugar Alcohols||Sorbitol, Mannitol, Xylitol
||Information not available
||Information not available
||Safe in small amounts, may have laxative effect in large amounts
||Diet candies, gums, jam, syrup, sore throat lozenges, bakery prodcts and other products.
Information not available
|Can be used||Information not available||Not available to the consumer, found in commercial bakery products|
|Polydextrose||Litesse™||Information not available||Up to 50 g has no effect||Information not available||Information not available||Not available, used in frozen desserts, baked goods, candies, salad dressings, gelatins, puddings, popsicles and other products.|
NOTE: 1 KILOGRAM (KG) = 2.2 POUNDS (LBS) Some products may include one or more sweeteners. Remember to read the label for the ingredient list and nutrition information. Foods that are listed as sugar free or no sugar added will affect your blood sugar level if they contain carbohydrates. Health Canada reviews all scientific research and literature on the effectiveness and safety of artificial sweeteners. Regulations are then approved for use and a recommended daily intake is set for the sweeteners. Note: if you are pregnant, discuss use of artificial sweeteners with your doctor and dietitian. For more information about sweeteners,contact: Equal 1-800-323-5316 Splenda 1-800-561-0070 Sucaryl 1-800-361-7852 Ask for Customer Service. Sugar Twin Recipe 1-800-268-0692 Customer Service, www.diabetes.ca, Diabetes Education Centre or the Canadian Diabetes Association Office in your area.
*Discuss your maximum safe intake with your dietitian.