What is SPLENDA®?
SPLENDA® is a low calorie table top sugar alternative that is made with sucralose. It’s available in tablet form as SPLENDA® Sweet Minis, which are ideal for drinks, as well as a granulated form which can be used spoon for spoon just like sugar, sprinkled over food or stirred into drinks and is also great for cooking and baking.
Are SPLENDA® sweeteners suitable for use by people with diabetes?
SPLENDA® sweetener products are suitable for people with diabetes as part of their healthy everyday diet. SPLENDA® contains sucralose which is a calorie free and carbohydrate free sweetener. The body does not recognize sucralose as a sugar. In fact, clinical studies have shown that sucralose does not affect blood glucose levels, insulin, or HbA1c.
Spoon for spoon, SPLENDA® granulated is as sweet as sugar, but has just 1/8 the calories and carbohydrate of sugar. SPLENDA® in granulated form looks and tastes like sugar, but contains just two calories per serving. Unlike some sweeteners, SPLENDA® granulated is great for cooking and baking over a wide range of temperatures and times, making it an excellent choice for people wishing to cut down on added sugar.
SPLENDA® Sweet Minis also have the same sweetness as a 5g teaspoon of sugar and are completely calorie free! SPLENDA® Sweet Minis tablets are carbohydrate free and calorie free and therefore do not impact on blood glucose levels. They are a perfect way to sweeten tea, coffee, or soft drinks.
Confused by calorie counting? Discouraged by impossible diets? Befuddled by the latest food fads and labelling? You’re not alone, but living well really can be easy when you know how.
Little by little is the way to go to create a healthier lifestyle that you can carry on enjoying for life.
Making small swaps and changes to the things you do and eat every day, a little less of this or that and a little more exercise as part of your daily routine is a great step.
To help you get closer to your goals, the SPLENDA® team has put together some hints and guidelines about health and nutrition. Take a look at our website and you’re already well on the way.
Key benefits of SPLENDA® include:
- Lowers the carbohydrate intake
- Can help to manage blood sugar
- Does not contain aspartame
- Tastes like sugar, no aftertaste
- Dissolves in drinks
- Available from Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons, Ocado, Amazon etc
Sucralose has been fully evaluated and approved by the UK and EU authorities and numerous other regulatory agencies around the world. The research shows that sucralose is safe and with no known side effects. (Ref: EFSA ANS Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food et al 2017)
Clinical studies have shown that Splenda does not affect blood glucose levels or insulin. This combined with its low-calorie and carbohydrate properties makes Splenda an ideal sugar substitute for people who need or wish to cut down on sugar and for people living with diabetes.
SPLENDA® has developed lots of tasty, lower-sugar recipes, tips, ideas and videos, along with helpful information about diabetes and food which can be found here:
SPLENDA® is available from leading supermarkets and stores including:
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