Better PCOS Health: Fighting Back Against a Sweet Tooth

sweetenersLet’s face it! Some of us with PCOS just can’t help having a sweet tooth.

Sugar, of course, is best-avoided to boost weight control and better manage the symptoms of our condition. But if you have to use a sweetener, which is best?

To answer a question with a question, did you know that sugar substitutes are color-coded according to their main ingredient?

Pink packets (for example Sweet ‘N’ Low) contain saccharin, which doesn’t affect blood sugar levels because it isn’t metabolized i.e. it passes through the body unchanged.

Yellow packets (Splenda) contain sucralose, which is 600 times sweeter than sugar. It has no caloric value, however, and no effect on blood sugar.

Blue packets (Equal and NutraSweet) contain aspartame – a low-calorie sweetener 200 times sweeter than sugar, which is made up of two amino acids. It has no effect on blood sugar but is broken down by the body into its components, aspartic acid and phenylalanine, and a small amount of methanol. People who have the rare disease phenylketonuria, or PKU, should not eat or drink anything with phenylalanine. Products made with aspartame require a special disclosure to alert people with phenylketonuria.

Green packets contain stevia, a natural, zero-calorie substitute, or stevia blends. Stevia also has no effect on blood sugar.

Next Steps

  1. Take the PCOS Quiz!  Get your score and assess your hormone health risks.
  2. Join our Facebook Sisterhood Group Pose your questions to this group of like-minded women. Get the answers to your questions and the support you need.
  3. Checkout the Hormone Reset. Guided Practices to eliminate anxiety, lose weight and boost energy.

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