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Sweeteners-a blessing for people who love sweet food but aware of sugar intake

Sweeteners-a blessing for people who love sweet food but aware of sugar intake2019.11.06

Brazil's health supervision bureau, Anvisa, has approved changes to food labelling standards that require warning labels and enlarged designs on products high in sugar, sodium and saturated fat.


The move aims to help consumers prevent and reduce obesity by improving their diet by choosing healthier products. Obesity affects about 18.9% of Brazil's adult population and the percentage is on the rise this year to the highest level in 13 years. Studies have shown that ultra-processed foods (soft drinks, snack foods, frozen snacks, etc.) are directly related to weight gain.


78% respondents of a recent survey by Datafolha in Brazil said they would probably or certainly buy fewer soft drinks or fruit juices if they were warned about too much sugar. Besides, almost 79% of the visitors of the respondents said that raising the price of sugary drinks would also lead to lower consumption.


However, people cannot quit sweet food such as candies, chocolates, ice creams and other desserts. So, sugar substitutes will be a blessing for these people who love sweet tastes but want low sugar intake.




A sugar substitute is often a sweetener which can provide a sweet taste. There are usually two types of sweeteners, some of them are natural sugar substitutes (natural sweetener) including sorbitol, stevia, xylitol, and monk fruit extract which are found in different natural sources,  and the other type is the artificial sweeteners, including sucralose, saccharin, aspartame, etc.


As food additives, sweeteners are regulated by the health authorities. They often have little or no calories, so they may be helpful if you want to control the amount of calories you consume and help with weight loss. Sweeteners are can also be taken by diabetic patients. They do not raise the blood sugar level, though some of them may release energy, they can still prevent sudden increase in blood glucose by being slowly metabolized.
 
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Shanghai Merry Yang Enterprise Co.,Ltd (Sweetener: sorbitol, saccharin sodium, aspartame,etc)


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Changsha Natureway Co., Ltd (Sweeteners: Luo Han Guo Extract)


Shangdong Aojing Biotechnology Co.,Ltd (Sweetener: stevia, steviol glycosides, etc)


Hangzhou Pratique Performance Material Science Co., Ltd (Sweetener: xylitol, dextrose anhydrous, saccharin sodium, maltitol)
 

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