whether sweeteners cause obesity ？
Recently, online information about whether sweeteners cause obesity has attracted attention. What's "sweetener"? What are the effects on human health? How is it used in the food industry? What are the relevant regulatory standards?
Sweetener is a substance that gives food sweetness and belongs to the category of food additives. Sweeteners are divided into natural sweeteners and synthetic sweeteners. According to China's current "Standard for the Use of Food Additives"(GB2760-2014), Newsweet, ammonium glycyrrhizate, potassium glycyrrhizate, tripotassium glycyrrhizate, D-mannitol, sweeteners, maltol and maltose, lactol, sucralose, aspartame, etc. can be used as sweeteners. Can be used in breads, cakes, biscuits, beverages, condiments and other foods.
Sweetener is an important food additive for the food industry. It has been widely used in more than 100 countries and regions including the United States, the European Union, and China. Some varieties have been used for more than 100 years.
The development of sugar-free and low-sugar food and beverage products is faster worldwide, and the intake of sweeteners as a part of the substitute sugar is already a global development trend. With the development of the World food industry and consumer demand for more low-calorie or non-calorie foods, the development and application of more safe and high-grade new sweeteners is also a trend.