cooking substitutes


Question by  shego (255)

What are good sugar substitutes for someone with diabetes?

I was recently diagnosed with diabetes and need to know what I can eat.


Answer by  TMyers (1084)

There are several good options on the market for people with diabetes who still want to have sugar in their diet. A few brands that are good substitutes are Equal, Nutra Sweet, and Sweet N Low. Other than that, there are always some generic sweeteners at the grocery store that you could try.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

Aspartame Products (such as NutraSweet, Equal) seems to be available pretty much anywhere. However, you can't cook with these products. You can cook with Saccharin (Sweet'N'Low, SugarTwin) and Acesulfame (Sunett, Sweet One) products though. You should really do a trial basis with these products, though. Some of it may taste way too sweet at first. You'll find one you like!


Answer by  SandyG (807)

It is a good idea to investigate the pros and cons of any sugar substitute. Stevia is supposed to work better in baked or cooked dishes. Equal works fine in non-cooked dishes, but if you put it in coffee it tastes like tin. Experiment and see what works for you.


Answer by  crabfoot (253)

There are a lot of artificial sweeteners available - saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, acesulfame potassium. Stevia is a natural sweetener. Some of these can interfere with medication, so you should ask your doctor which to use. I use Splenda (sucralose) mostly, because it works well in cooking and baking without much flavor change.

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