People with diabetes want their just desserts! It's hard to follow a diet without the occasional chocolate bar or cookie, let alone some sweetener in your coffee. This is where low-calorie sweeteners come into play. Take this quiz to learn about how to sweeten up your meals while still eating healthfully if you have diabetes.
If you have diabetes, you should _______.
completely avoid sugar
consume sugar in moderation
only use sugar substitutes
What should you do if you want to have desert with your meal?
Eat a piece of fresh fruit.
Eliminate or reduce carbohydrates from the meal.
Have a sugar-free desert.
What is the first thing you should check on a food label?
Which of the following products contains carbohydrates?
sugar-free and reduced-sugar products
no-sugar-added and dietetic products
both of the above
What are sugar alcohols?
really sugary cocktails such as margaritas
another term for reduced calorie sweeteners
a byproduct of fermentation
What is a side effect of ingesting sugar alcohols?
Reduced-calorie sweeteners have ________ the calories of regular sugar.
Low-calorie sweeteners are _________.
unsafe for regular use
are safe in moderation
safe for regular use
Why are low-calorie sweeteners good for people with diabetes?
They don't contain any carbohydrates.
They don't contain any calories.
both of the above
Which of the following is a low-calorie saccharin sweetener?
What was the initial health concern regarding saccharin use?
It caused cancer in rats when consumed in very high quantities.
It caused cancer in rats when consumed in low quantities.
It cause cancer in children when consumed in moderate quantities.
What is the overall finding regarding saccharin and health consequences?
Saccharin, in heavy and long-term use, can lead to cancer.
Saccharin, in moderate use, can lead to cancer.
Saccharin use does not lead to cancer.
How many times sweeter than sugar is aspartame?
Why should you avoid using aspartame when baking?
It turns toxic when heated.
It loses its sweetness when heated.
It affects blood sugar when heated.
Who should limit their intake of aspartame?
people with phenylkeptonuria (PKU)
What is NOT a characteristic of the low-calorie sweetener called Neotame?
It's safe for people with phenylkeptonuria (PKU).
It's a thousand times sweeter than sugar.
It's sold in large chunks.
What is a benefit of acesulfame potassium?
has no aftertaste
can be heated
cheap to purchase
What is a benefit of sucralose?
What can be one disadvantage of eating low-calorie sweetener products?