Last Updated on February 21, 2023 by admin
What are Natural Sweeteners?
A natural sweetener is a carbohydrate found in vegetables, trees, seeds, nuts, and roots. Several healthy sweeteners are regularly used for sweetness, including honey, molasses, maple syrup, coconut sugar, agave nectar, date sugar, and xylitol. Natural sweeteners, unlike nonnutritive sweeteners, have calories and nutrition, metabolize, and change as they pass through the body. Natural sweeteners are different from artificial sweeteners as they are derived from a naturally occurring source. Food accounts for an important part of the human diet, and therefore, high consumption of natural sweeteners is significantly linked to increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, cereals, and potatoes and therefore improved health.
Best Natural Sweeteners for Your Health.
Here are some natural sweeteners that are good for your health:
1. Yacon syrup
Native to South America, the yacon plant produces syrup, which is harvested for syrup. Recently, this sweetener has gained popularity as a weight-loss supplement. Researchers have found that women with obesity and even slight dyslipidemia, or abnormal levels of blood fats, gain significant additional weight as a result.
It contains high levels of fructooligosaccharides, which are soluble fibers that work as prebiotics in your intestine. Due to its high quantity of soluble fiber, yacon syrup prevents constipation and has a wide range of health benefits.
The sweetener Stevia, which has zero calories, is extremely popular. This plant has been grown for centuries in South America for its sweet taste and medicinal properties. Stevia leaves contain several precious compounds. These include stevioside and rebaudioside A. They are both sweeter than sugar hundreds of times.
Because of this, in contrast to sugar, stevia has virtually no calories. There are also a few studies suggesting stevia has health benefits, including:
- In people with hypertension, stevia can lower blood pressure by 6–14%.
- Diabetes patients have also reported a reduction in blood sugar levels due to stevia.
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol found naturally in fruits. But powdered erythritol sold in stores is probably a result of industrial production. An equal amount of sweetener contains 0.24 calories per gram, or about 6% of the calories, with 70 percent of the sweetness. Erythritol is very sweet but has a mild aftertaste.
There is no increase in blood sugar or insulin or decreased blood fat levels such as cholesterol and triglycerides when using erythritol. It gets absorbed in the intestine but eventually excreted unchanged from the kidneys. The benefits of erythritol may even extend to several health benefits, as demonstrated by several studies.
Natural sweeteners market growth
As per the new research report, the global natural sweeteners market is anticipated to witness moderate growth, expanding at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period. The global natural sweetener market is estimated to generate US$ 39,091.7 million in revenue by the end of the forecast period.