Low calories soft drinks

One of the main problems in the modern diet is the consumption of excessive amounts of sugar. Term total sugars include all mono- and disaccharides, while free and added sugars exclude naturally occurring sugars in milk, fruit, and vegetables.

Low calories or diet soft drinks (as well as some other beverages and food products) are currently sweetened with a variety of types of low-calorie sweeteners, including the following: saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucrolase, stevia, neotame, alitame, cyclamate.

Low calorie sweeteners include sweeteners that have lower (polyols) or no (intensive sweeteners) energy value. Intensive sweeteners have high sweetness potency and do not contribute to the energy value due to the low amount used for desired taste.

Low-calorie soft drinks are promoted as healthy alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages. As a substitute for sugar sweetened beverage, low calorie soft drinks offer the potential to satisfy both thirst and an innate desire for sweetness with minimal caloric load; however, their effects on diet quality, weight control and cardiometabolic biomarkers continue to be debated.

Consumer demand for products that are lower in sugar is increasing. Beverage companies are making efforts to reduce sugar in their beverages as consumers seek lower-calorie options, particularly as the new Nutrition Facts label is phased in, which requires mandatory information for added sugars content.
Low calories soft drinks

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