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What Gives With Blood Glucose and Sucralose? The Science Says...

does sucralose raise blood sugar

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You know what drives me crazy? When misinformation makes it to my patients, especially related to sucralose and other NLCS (no and low calorie sweeteners). There have been news headlines claiming that these rigorously tested sweetening options have adverse impacts on blood glucose regulation, but that just isn’t true.

At a time when tools to reduce calorie and carbohydrate intakes, like SPLENDA® Sweeteners, are needed most, clouding our understanding with claims that aren’t evidence-based makes my job as a credentialed nutrition professional difficult. It also confuses just about everyone else.  

I have some suspicions about how this particular myth that sucralose causes blood sugar to increase began to spread.

Time to Fire Up the Grill! Welcome Summer with New Grilling Recipes

grilling recipes

Whether you call it “grilling out” or “cranking up the BBQ,” it’s that time of year to “fire up” the grill. What’ll it be? Steak? Grilled veggies? Salmon? Maybe some grilled chicken and corn on the cob?

Even if you choose to prepare your favorite grilling recipes, you have to admit it’s fun to explore new ideas. I do it a lot. In a previous blog about traditional grilling recipes that use sugar, I suggested ways to replace full sugar in those recipes with SPLENDA® Sweetener Products – to keep the flavor without all the calories.

So in addition to the recipes in that 2016 blog, here are a few more yummy grilling recipes you may want to try. All of them use SPLENDA® Sweeteners. 

Fact vs. Fiction: Sucralose Side Effects and Dangers

Facts about Sucralose Side Effects

We’ve all been told at one time or another that there’s no such thing as a silly question. If you’re a parent or a teacher you’ve probably even made that remark yourself. Asking for more information when you don’t understand something is the key to learning.

I have to keep this truism in mind whenever I am asked about the safety of low-calorie sweeteners, such as when I’m asked about the “sucralose side effects” or “sucralose dangers” (sucralose is the sweetening ingredient in the original SPLENDA® Sweetener Products). That’s because to me, the answer is simple. I know that low-calorie sweeteners are among the most thoroughly tested, and continually tested, ingredients in the food supply, but everyone else doesn’t know this. And based on all of the available research, they are approved in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for people of all ages.

Since I still get questions from people about whether there are any side effects or dangers from using sucralose, I decided to answer them here for the benefit of all of my readers – especially those who may have thought it was a silly question to ask.

Here’s the Scoop on Weight Loss Myths & How to Use SPLENDA® Sweeteners

Weight Loss Myths

When talking about weight loss or causes of weight gain, everyone has an opinion about what’s effective and what’s not. But are those thoughtful tips based on science, or mere personal opinion? Let’s debunk some of the most popular weight loss myths, and address the use of SPLENDA® Sweeteners in weight management.