When low-calorie sugar alternatives like soluble dietary fiber enter the digestive tract, they can absorb water, expand in the stomach, increase gastric motility, and delay the speed of stomach contents entering the small intestine. By taking the functional sugars, the small intestine's absorption of nutrients speeds can be effectively slowed down. At the same time, the low-calorie sweetener can also make people feel full, which is beneficial to reducing food intake for patients with diabetes and obesity.
Generally, functional sugars, like sugar alcohols, non-gmo resistant dextrin, and so on, can effectively increase the sensitivity of tissue cells to insulin and reduce the need for insulin, thus having a certain effect on diabetes prevention.
Having the ability to bind to cations, artificial sweeteners like dietary fiber can also hinder the absorption of inorganic salts in the intestinal tract, while alginic acid (a soluble DF) with ion exchange capacity can adsorb sodium salts and be excreted with feces, thereby reducing blood pressure.
Sweeteners are condiments that have a sweet taste but are not sugars, so they do not affect blood sugar. Eating sweeteners will neither cause blood sugar fluctuations nor increase the calorie intake of consumers, so they can avoid the threat of increased blood lipids or weight gain. Therefore, it is not only suitable for diabetic patients but also suitable for obese people and all People over middle age.
The sweeteners available to diabetic patients include the following categories:
Xylitol: The bio xylitol is sweet and has a low absorption rate, and the metabolic process in the body does not require the participation of insulin, so the blood sugar rise rate after eating is much lower than that after eating glucose Caused blood sugar rise. However, the absorption rate of xylitol in the intestine is less than 20%, so eating too much may cause diarrhea.
Stevia: It is a sweetener extracted from a kind of stevia. Its sweetness is 300 times higher than that of sucrose. It does not increase calorie intake after eating, and does not cause blood sugar fluctuations.
Momordica grosvenori: But its main ingredient is mogroside, which is also an excellent natural sugar substitute for diabetic patients. Most of our functional sugars are suitable for diabetics