Sugar reduction in practice

Stevia – sugar reduction in practice

Steviol gly­co­sides have been one of the big top­ics in sug­ar reduc­tion in recent years. And no won­der. The extract from the ste­via plant con­tains no calo­ries and does not raise blood sug­ar lev­els. In addi­tion, it has a nat­ur­al ori­gin. But if you want to use ste­vi­ol gly­co­sides, there are a lot of things to con­sid­er and be aware of. In this arti­cle, we go through ste­vi­ol gly­co­sides – in practice.

Inulin – sugar reduction in practice

Inulin - can it be an alter­na­tive to sug­ar? Inulin is low in calo­ries and fits in a vari­ety of foods. But hold on. Please read this arti­cle before you start replac­ing sug­ar with inulin straight off. There is a lot to think about!

Erythritol – sugar reduction in practice

Erythritol is an excit­ing and ver­sa­tile sug­ar alco­hol that is use­ful in many dif­fer­ent appli­ca­tions. But what do you need to be aware of when using it and is there a down­side? Read about ery­thri­tol – sug­ar reduc­tion in practice.

Isomaltooligosaccharides (IMO)- sugar reduction in practice

IMO or iso­ma­l­tooligosac­cha­rides which is the full name of this dietary fibre come with excel­lent bulk prop­er­ties, a pleas­ant taste and some sweet­ness. This arti­cle is about IMO – sug­ar reduc­tion in practice.

Maltitol – sugar reduction in practice

Maltitol is a sug­ar alco­hol that offers great taste and sweet­ness and excel­lent bulk prop­er­ties. In addi­tion, you avoid the cool­ing sen­sa­tion, typ­i­cal for many sug­ar alco­hols. But the high GI val­ue reduces the over­all score.

Dextrin – sugar reduction in practice

Dextrin is a sta­ble ingre­di­ent that is great at keep­ing shape and tex­ture as well as with­stand­ing great stress. It is neu­tral in taste and easy on the stom­ach. But to ful­ly blos­som, dex­trin needs friends.

Sorbitol – sugar reduction in practice

The sug­ar alco­hol sor­bitol pro­tects tex­ture and pro­vides mois­ture. That makes sor­bitol a ver­sa­tile ingre­di­ent. In addi­tion, it has a low GI val­ue. But there is one thing you should be aware of before decid­ing on this multi-tasker.

Polydextrose – sugar reduction in practice

With poly­dex­trose, you get full­ness and tex­ture but not as many calo­ries. In addi­tion, the taste is per­ceived as pure and neu­tral. This dietary fibre has many good prop­er­ties that make it a can­di­date in suc­cess­ful sug­ar reduc­tions. But you’ll have to find sweet­ness elsewhere!