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If you are looking for the best sugar substitute

Sugar substitute, sugar alternative, sweetener, sweetener - there are many words for sweet substances that we can use to replace sugar in our foods and meals. BUT: Only a few are recommended, because hardly any of them are much better than sugar. Especially agave syrup, maple syrup, honey, panela, fructose-glucose syrup or other supposed alternatives to crystalline industrial sugar consist for the most part only of types of sugar, of which fructose is the most problematic.

Why we should eat less sugar

  1. As the American pediatrician Peter Lustig elaborates: Sugar can cause addiction-like symptoms. Sugar consumption releases messenger substances that activate the reward system in the brain, similar to the consumption of drugs. This is why cravings are especially strong in stressful situations. Still, the bottom line is that sugar makes you unhappy.
  2. High sugar consumption promotes obesity: Sugar - consumed in excess - is not used up but stored as fat. Obesity and secondary diseases such as type 2 diabetes can be the result.
  3. Too much sugar weakens your immune system: sugar can attach itself to cell proteins and contribute to cell aging, but it can also damage the beneficial white blood cells that protect us from disease.
  4. Sugar promotes tooth decay: tooth decay bacteria love sugar. They feed on the sticky stuff and create an overly acidic environment in your mouth - the perfect environment for cavities in your teeth.

What is all sugar?

The term "sugar" is commonly used to refer to white granulated sugar, which is chemically known as sucrose - a twofold sugar composed of gluose and fructose. Sugar is obtained either from sugar beet (Europe) or sugar cane (South America). It is offered in a wide variety of forms: in the form of sugar cubes, large crystals (rock candy), granules (hail sugar), as a cone-shaped sugar loaf, liquid as syrup or ground as powdered sugar. Mixtures such as jelling sugar (with pectin) or vanilla sugar are also widely used in cooking. However, it is most commonly consumed as an ingredient in finished confectionery and food products, whether in chocolates, ice cream, biscuits, cakes, desserts and soft drinks. In larger quantities, sugar is found in sauces, ketchup, fruit spreads, etc. It is therefore no wonder that in Germany four times more sugar is eaten per capita than the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends: approx. 95 g instead of 25 g daily. That is about 35 kg of sugar per year. And this does not even include the natural sugar from fruit ...

The term "carbohydrates" also includes other mono-, di-, oligo- and polysaccharides. These are simply translated as single, double, multiple and multisaccharides:

  • Monosaccharides = glucose (grape sugar), fructose (fruit sugar), galactose (mucilage sugar)
  • Dual sugar / multiple sugar = sucrose (cane sugar / beet sugar), lactose (milk sugar), maltose (malt sugar)
  • Multiple sugars = amylose (starch), glycogen, pectin, chitin, cellulose
  • The sugar in our food has a physiological calorific value of 16.8 kJ, or 4.0 kcal per gram.

Xucker is the better sugar substitute!

Xucker is a great alternative for all those who want to eat healthy without sacrificing sweet enjoyment. Calorie-reduced or calorie-free and, on top of that, tooth-friendly - what more could you want? And best of all: Xucker is also suitable for diabetics and children ! Try it out right now!

Sugar substitute from Xucker

Xucker Light from Erythritol – the calorie free sugar substitute

Xucker Light is the calorie-free sugar alternative from Xucker. The use of Xucker Light in pastries and desserts is blood sugar neutral. Ideal for unencumbered enjoyment. This is why the "light" sugar substitute is particularly popular with diabetics, athletes or during diets. What's more, Xucker Light is tooth-friendly and, as a sugar substitute in sugar-free beverages, does not harm teeth. With Xucker Light, you are buying pure erythritol from Europe. It is produced in France from corn starch or glucose made from it, which is fermented into erythritol with the help of yeast cultures. After careful purification and crystallization, it looks and tastes like sugar - without its drawbacks.

Xucker Premium and Xucker Basic made from xylitol: simply beneficial

If you want to buy xylitol, you'll find two high-quality sugar alternatives at Xucker that are made from renewable raw materials. Xucker Premium is pure xylitol and is also known as Finnish birch sugar and is extracted from birch and beech wood. Xucker Basic is high-quality xylitol, but can be made more cheaply from corn. Both are better than sugar: they have 40% fewer calories, have a tooth-care effect and can prevent caries bacteria from spreading.

Beware of sugar substitutes - not every alternative is good!

Not all sugar substitutes are the same! There are various substances that suggest we have something healthier and better on our plate than the evil sugar.

* Consumption of foods/drinks containing erythritol/xylitol instead of sugar induces a lower blood glucose rise after their consumption compared to sugar-containing foods/drinks and contributes to the maintenance of tooth mineralisation.