The 'Zero' Hero: Naturally Sweeten Food & Drink Without Adding Calories!

Cutting sugar from your diet is the most effective way to slash calories and feel healthier, but most people find it difficult to remove the sweet stuff from their diet and battle through cravings. At last there is a solution, thanks to an all natural, zero calorie sweetener called ‘erythritol’. 

Where does Erythritol come from?

Not to be confused with artificial sweeteners, erythritol is a naturally occurring polyol, or sugar alcohol, found in pears and grapes. Erythritol is used to make our all-natural Sukrin Sweeteners.

Erythritol contains zero calories

While most other sugar alternatives like xylitol are considered ‘low calorie’, erythritol contains zero calories. This is because more than 90% of erythritol is readily absorbed and passed through the system without being metabolised. Simply swapping sugar for erythritol in your recipes can significantly lower the calorie count of your overall dish, without compromising taste.

Erythritol has a GI of zero

Erythritol does not affect blood sugar or insulin levels in the body during or after consumption, making it safe for use by diabetics. It also has no effect on cholesterol, triglycerides or other biomarkers.

How are Sukrin Sweeteners made?

Sukrin Sweeteners are 100% natural products, free from additives, artificial colours and preservatives. They do not affect blood sugar or insulin levels in the body, making them perfectly safe for diabetics. Sukrin Sweeteners are produced in Denmark using erythritol sourced from non-GM cornstarch from France. The erythritol is produced through a natural fermentation process using the same method used to make wine and yoghurt. No traces of yeast remain at the end of this process, making it entirely safe to use Sukrin Sweeteners, even if you are intolerant to yeast, fungi or candida.

Erythritol is safe to consume and has no harmful side effects

Following extensive clinical studies, erythritol has been certified safe for consumption as a sugar substitute. Erythritol has the status of 'Generally Recognised As Safe' (GRAS) from the FDA and is widely used in many other countries like Japan, Mexico, USA, Canada and throughout the European Union.A full report reviewing biological and toxicological studies around erythritol can be accessed here.  

Sources:

http://www.decodedscience.org/erythritol-made-manufacture-low-calorie-sugar-substitute/42248

http://sukrin.com/en/sukrin/scientific-studies/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8039489

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9862657