Diabetes Diet

Should I use sucrazite for diabetes?

People who are diagnosed with diabetes are forced to avoid virtually all sweets and sweetened beverages.

The reason for this - a sharp jump in insulin in the blood, which is extremely not shown even to people without a similar diagnosis, and for diabetics can have fatal consequences.

A number of patients strictly follow the prescriptions of physicians, completely revise their own diet and approach to nutrition in general. No less, and those who endure such hardships with extreme tragedy, really suffering without their favorite desserts - this is very difficult, at least psychologically.

But there are those inventive patients who show ingenuity in trying to “catch two birds with one stone”: and to feast on food, and not to provoke the release of insulin.

The latter are in constant search for diabetic and dietary recipes and monitoring of domestic and foreign products of the relevant category.

It will be about the base product - sweetener. And more specifically, on one of its most popular varieties - sucracite.

What is it, to whom and why?

First of all, it is necessary to immediately identify a strict and principled classification: all modern types of sugar substitutes are divided into two subgroups:

  • natural,
  • chemical.

The first are those that, as the name implies, are granted to us by nature itself or are derived from some of its components. Such sweeteners are completely organic and non-toxic, if necessary and under the supervision of a physician, they can even be introduced into the children's diet. Such sugar substitutes are three - stevia, sorbitol and fructose.

Needless to say, this begs the question: why, if there are sweeteners in nature that do not provoke, unlike sugar, a sharp surge of insulin, humanity invents more and more artificial sugar substitutes?

The answer lies on the surface: being an adequate alternative to the usual sugar, all three of its natural substitutes are not inferior to it ... in calories. It means that the use of those who, in parallel with the diagnosis of "diabetes" or autonomous from it, is strictly controlled to control body weight, is completely unsuitable. But artificial sweeteners, synthesized from and to of the chemical components, are simply not absorbed by the body, which means they don’t transfer any energy in the form of kilocalories to it.

Sucrezit - the leader and pioneer of artificial sugar substitutes
His closest “brethren” in essence and purpose are “called” saccharin, cyclomate, acesulfame potassium and aspartame. What is not a panacea: a sweetness that can be obtained without additional calories and fat deposits on the sides? But is everything so simple?

Production technology and composition

The basis of this sweetener is saccharin. Its share in the finished sweetener is 27.7%. The rest of the composition is just two ingredients:

  • 56.8% of ordinary drinking soda,
  • 5.5% fumaric acid.
And a bit of medical arithmetic:

  • One tablet (this product is produced in tablet form) according to the degree of saturation, the sweetness is equal to a full teaspoon of sugar.
  • According to the norms of the World Health Organization (WHO), the daily consumption of saccharin (in its pure form) should not exceed 2.5 mg / kg of the patient’s body weight.
  • WHO also regulates the consumption of sucracite - 0.7 grams / kg of weight. Thus, the average daily consumption of sweetener in a patient weighing 60 kg should not exceed 42 grams.

Harm and negative effects

  1. As already noted above, sucracite is the leader in demand among artificial sugar substitutes. Such a position is not unreasonable. In many respects, it is explained by the fact that today, obvious and pronounced negative manifestations from the regular intake of sweetener have not been revealed in the course of research of any orientation.
  2. As with all substances in nature, measure and moderation are the key to positive results. And if you suck it up with spoons, use huge concentrated doses every day and tinker in every way on the basis that “it’s just like sugar, but it doesn’t fill it!” Then intoxication is very likely - fumaric acid will provide it.
  3. It is alarming that in some countries, particularly in Canada, sucracite is in principle prohibited in all forms of release. Canadian doctors have concluded that this type of sweetener contains carcinogens. However, WHO has not officially confirmed such data.
  4. Sukrazit has a single negative effect for all artificial sweeteners: with almost no calorie content, the use of sugar substitutes in this group provokes significant bouts of hunger. Increased at times appetite - a sure sign of reducing the dose in the daily diet.

Advantages of Sucrasite in Comparison with Other Sugar Substitutes

  1. Thermal stability of this sweetener will be appreciated by all lovers of experiments in cooking and creating diet recipes - you can safely add sucracite as an ingredient in baking, beverages, sweets without baking, etc.
  2. Practicality and ease of use - the strength of the product. Convenient forms of production and reasonable packaging allows you to freely use sukrasit as when cooking all the dishes, and, for example, in a coffee shop, taking with you a flat and compact case with a sugar substitute that will fit even in the smallest ladies clutch.
  3. With reasonable and rational use, skurazit is still much preferable to all types of sugar - both in terms of the "behavior" of insulin, and in terms of maintaining optimal body weight.
The issue of switching to sugar substitutes always lies in the plane of absolutely individual solutions. For many, “parting” with sugar becomes the starting point - nutrition is getting better, becoming balanced, unhealthy craving for sweets passes, taste buds work 100% and allow you to get real pleasure from the simplest foods.

But the realization that life cannot and should not take place in deprivation gives the right to life and compromise options - a diet with an abundance of sweet taste, but without fraught consequences for the organism.