Artificial Sweeteners Directory
Artificial sweeteners, also called sugar substitutes, are compounds that offer the sweetness of sugar without the same calories. They are anywhere from 30 to 8,000 times sweeter than sugar and contribute much fewer calories to foods than table sugar (sucrose). Some people experience symptoms such as headaches and upset stomach when they consume artificial sweeteners; however, there is no credible information that artificial sweeteners cause brain tumors or any other illness. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about artificial sweeteners, their health benefits and risks, scientific research into artificial sweeteners, and much more.
Artificial Sweeteners and Diabetes
The variety of artificial sweeteners can be confusing for someone with diabetes. WebMD gives you a rundown of what's safe to eat.
What Are Sugar Alcohols?
Find out why sugar alcohols are put into many processed foods and why they may be part of a healthy eating plan if you're trying to manage diabetes.
Foods and Drinks Best for Your Teeth
Your diet can affect your oral health. WebMD tells you what you need to eat - and avoid eating - to ensure a healthy mouth.
Encopresis in Children
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Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe?
WebMD gets the skinny on artificial sweeteners.
The Truth on Artificial Sweeteners
For people who are trying to lose weight, or have to watch their blood sugar because of diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem. That's where artificial sweeteners can come in handy.
Ingredients on Nutrition Labels: How to Look for MSG, Trans Fat, Hidden Sugars, Sodium Nitrate, and More
Some foods are laced with dozens of ingredients with complicated names that sound like they belong in a chemistry lab, not on your plate. Here are ingredients to look for, and ingredients to avoid.