How much sucralose may peoplesafely consume?
People may consume a variety of sucralose-sweetened food andbeverage products on adaily basis withoutconcern that they areexceeding a safe intake level.When evaluating the safety of newfood ingredients like sucralose,health authorities comparean estimate of the ingredient’s maximum daily intake withthe highest daily consumption level consumed in preclinicaland clinical studies that was shown to be without harmfuleffects.Ideally,the intake estimate will be substantially lessthan the actual consumption levels shown to be withoutadverse effect in the preclinical and clinical studies.Studies in animals consuming large doses of sucralose ona daily basis over a lifetime and studies in humans whoconsumed high levels of sucralose for up to six months haveshown no harmful effects.The consumption levels in thesestudies were well in excess of the estimates of maximumpotential exposure to sucralose from foods and beverages.
Can people with diabetesuse sucralose?
Yes.Clinical studies have shown that sucralosecan be safely consumed by people withdiabetes.Sucralose is not recognized by thebody as sugar or as a carbohydrate.It is notmetabolized by the body for energy anddoes not affect blood glucose levels.Sucralose has no effect on blood glucoseutilization,carbohydrate metabolism orinsulin production.Products sweetened withsucralose provide good-tasting,lower-caloriealternatives for people with diabetes who areinterested in reducing their caloric or sugar intake.As withany nutritional concerns,people with diabetes should consulttheir doctor or diabetes healthcare professional for advice onan individualized dietary plan.
Can pregnant and breastfeeding womenconsume sucralose?
Yes.Sucralose can be used by everyone,including pregnantwomen and breastfeeding mothers.Although sucralose maybe used as part of a healthy pre- and post-natal diet,womenwho are pregnant or breastfeeding should talk to their doctoror nutritionist about foods to eat to support their health,andtheir baby’s health.
Is sucralose safe for children?
Yes.Sucralose may be safely used by everyone,includingchildren.Sucralose can be a great addition to healthful mealplans designed for children’s needs.
What is the role of sucralosein a healthful diet?
Sucralose may be used as part of a healthy dietthat includes a variety of nutritious foods inmoderate portions.Because sucralose tasteslike sugar,has no calories and is ideal forcooking and baking,it helps meet consumerdemand for good-tasting foods andbeverages without the calories of sugar.
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