Monday, February 6, 2012

Low-Calorie Sweeteners

Instead of sugar you may want to try using low-calorie sweeteners in your coffee, tea or on your cereal.  Some common brand names are Equal (Nutrasweet), Splenda, Sugar Twin and Sweet N' Low.

Low-calorie sweeteners have a lot less sugar and fewer calories than real sugar.  Because these sweeteners have few calories, three or four packages (or teaspoons) a day would have little effect on your weight or blood sugar level.

One teaspoon of sugar has the same sweetness as 1 teaspoon of Splenda or 1/2 teaspoon of Sugar Twin or Swet N' Low.  If you find these sweeteners "super sweet", use a little less.