Zero Sugar is made from Stevia herb extract and lactose. Lactose consumption of 12g per meal is the accepted safe limit. One cup of milk i.e.150 ml contains about 7g of lactose. 1g serving of Zero Sugar which gives sweetness equivalent to 5g of sugar contains 0.8g of lactose. In lactose tolerant individuals including diabetics, this would be digested in extremely small quantities of glucose which is less than the glucose obtained from 5g (1 teaspoon) of wheat flour. In lactose intolerant individuals, the lactose can pass into the colon, providing negligible amount of acids and gas. This makes Zero Sugar safe to be consumed by lactose intolerant individuals.
Artificial sweeteners do not increase the blood sugar levels and are promoted for diabetic patients. They also don’t cause dental decay or cavities like natural sweeteners can. However, the health benefits of many artificial sweeteners are debatable since most of them available in the market today are chemically processed and can lead to undue health risks unlike TATA Nx Zero Sugar – which is 100% natural, delivers the right sweetness and safe to consume.
Many sugar alternatives contain artificial sweeteners that cause health risks unlike TATA Nx Zero Sugar which is an all-natural sweetener made from Stevia herb extract and lactose. It has a low glycaemic index, making it ideal for people who have been advised to reduce sugar intake in their diets.
Artificial sweeteners are non-caloric sugar substitutes that are synthesized using chemical reactions and used in place of sweeteners like sugar (sucrose). The main purpose of an artificial sweetener is to reduce calories in the body. Some common artificial sweeteners known are aspartame, saccharine, sucralose, neotame and acesulfame.
Prebiotics are dietary fibre food ingredients that are known to promote the growth of good bacteria in the body, making it essential for a healthy digestive system.
Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners used as a sugar substitute in foods and beverages. Aspartame is broken down in the digestive system in the form of two amino acids known as aspartic acid phenylalanine.
Stevia is a non-nutritive sweetener which is derived from the leaves of a plant named Stevia rebaudiana thus making it a naturally occurring sweetener.
Sucralose is an artificial sweetener which is produced by chlorinating sucrose (table sugar) while stevia found in Zero Sugar, is a natural sweetener that is derived from a plant named Stevia rebaudiana. The active compounds of stevia are steviol glycosides which have up to 250 times the sweetness of sugar.