Sugar is a carbohydrate that provides a source of energy for the body. Our body breaks down carbohydrates into simple sugars, like glucose, for our body to use. There are different types of sugars that can be found naturally or are added to foods. Sucrose is commonly used as table sugar.
Naturally occurring sugars contain important nutrients and are found in fruits, vegetables, milk and legumes. Added sugars are refined from plants such as sugar cane1. They may not contain important nutrients and can increase the energy levels of the foods that they are added to1.
One thing to note is that sugars don’t contribute to diabetes. However, consuming too much sugar leads to weight gain which can then lead to diabetes1.
High levels of sugar in a diet can lead to health problems such as tooth decay and obesity. Consumption of sugar greater than your body’s needs will be stored as fat. It can also add to the amount of kilo-joules in food, and eating too much food without exercising can lead to excess weight gain. Being overweight can then lead to chronic health problems such as high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes and heart diseases.
Our all-natural Type 2 Protein Sweetener is a sweet alternative to sugar and is safe for diabetics. Made with Natural Plant Protein, TYPE 2 Protein Sweetener is low in calories and made up of 80% dietary fibre, which means it doesn’t raise blood glucose levels.
Thanks to TYPE 2 Protein Sweetener, diabetics can now enjoy the sweeter things in life – minus any nasty side effects.
We’ve formulated this all-natural Protein Sweetener that’s packed with fibre, which helps maintain good bowel health and kinder to your body, so you don’t have to miss out.
TYPE 2 Protein Sweetener puts you back in control of your health and wellbeing.
Most sweeteners (Artificial as well as Natural) contain Polyols which are considered high FODMAP. This can have a bloating or laxative effect in almost 35% of the Australian population when consumed excessively.
TYPE 2 Protein Sweetener has none of those undesirable effects. It contains no sugar alcohols (polyols) and is 80% dietary fibre which has its own health promoting benefits. Now you can continue to enjoy the sweeter side of life and not worry about the consequences.
Type 2 Protein Sweetener is composed of naturally occurring plant extracts. Stevia leaves a sweet and bitter after taste and thaumatin leaves a sharp sweetness with lingering sweetness. By combining both sweeteners, the taste is much closer to sugar.
Stevia is a carbohydrate and thaumatin is a protein. The sweetness in Type 2 is largely derived from thaumatin and therefore it is referred to as a protein sweetener.
Sugar alcohols are carbohydrates and excessive consumption means a spike in blood sugar levels, which is not only unsafe for those with diabetes, it’s undesirable for the rest of the population.
When eaten in large quantities, sometimes as little as 10 grams, sugar alcohols can lead to unpleasant side effects such as bloating, gas and diarrhoea and of course excessive sugar consumption has been linked to all kinds of health problems.
Type 2 sweetener is a non-nutritive sweetener. Nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners enhance the flavor and/or texture of food. Nutritive sweeteners provide the body with calories, while non-nutritive sweeteners are very low in calories or contain no calories at all. They can both be added to food and beverages.
Yes, Type 2 Sweeteners are Gluten free and suitable for Coeliac.
Sugar or sucrose is a disaccharide which ultimately breaks down to simple sugar, glucose, fructose and galactose. Majority of sugar we consume generally comes from processed foods including sugared beverages. In these foods sugar is added to satisfy our cravings for sugar. High sugar intake is attributed to metabolic diseases such as Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetics, Kidney failure and Cardiovascular disease.
Type 2 Sweeteners are the best alternative other than not consuming foods and beverages with added sugar.
Type 2 Sweetener sachet contains soluble fibre, stevia and thaumatin (protein sweetener).
Type 2 Sweetener tablet contains sodium bicarbonate, citrates, stevia and thaumatin.
Please note, soluble fibre in Type 2 Sweetener sachet helps lower post prandial glucose in people with
Type 2 diabetics and Sodium bicarbonate in the tablets helps reduce metabolic acidosis in people with
Type 2 diabetics and Hypertension.