Sugar free Green is a low-calorie sweetener that is made from 100% natural stevia. Sugar free green is marketed and manufactured by Zydus wellness. Sugar free green is one of the variants in the sugar free series where Sugar free gold and Sugar free Natura are the other two. You can read the complete comparison of Sugar Free Gold, Sugar Free Natura and Sugar Free Green in our previous article.
Today in this article we will be reviewing Sugar free green by looking at its ingredients and will be determining whether it is safe for our health. Let’s begin.
Main Ingredients in Sugar free green
- Dextrose (bulking agent)
- Maltodextrin (bulking agent)
- Maltitol (stabilizer)
- Steviol glycoside (sweetener)
Nutritional information per serving (1 pellet)
Sugar free Green Review – Analyzing ingredients and nutritional information
The statement “We consume 300Kcal from sugars every day”
The statement “We consume 300Kcal from sugars every day” is mentioned on the packaging of sugar free green which is not absolutely true. 300Kcal from sugars can only be achieved if you are taking tea 4 times a day with 2 tablespoons of sugar every time, 1 glass of milk with 5 tablespoons of sugar and 1 glass of lemon water with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Our Indian flooding habit does not include such amounts of sugar on a regular basis. As a result, this statement is not right and has been mentioned just for marketing purposes. We generally consume 150 Kcal of sugar per day (7.5 tablespoons of sugar). ICMR recommends 20-25g (4-5 tablespoons) of sugar every day if you are not diabetic.
Bulking agent dextrose
Instead of lactose, dextrose has been used as the bulking agent in sugar free green. This means people who are lactose intolerant can consume sugar free green. Dextrose is a type of sugar made from starch and does not have any side effects. Having said so, diabetic patients should be careful and should consult their doctor before taking sugar free green, as it is not 100% sugar free.
Maltitol works as a stabilizer in sugar free green. It is a type of sugar alcohol generally used as a substitute for sugar and does not have any side effects. But if you are diabetic you should be careful about this again. Maltitol maintains the stability and texture of the product, ultimately increasing the shelf life of the product.
Bulking agent maltodextrin
Maltodextrin is a type of carbohydrate that works as sugar when it enters your body system. Maltodextrin is added in a very small quantity in this product and does not have any side effects attached to it.
Amount of sugar in sugar free green
The amount of sugar present in sugar free green is higher compared to sugar free gold and sugar free natura because of the presence of dextrose, malitol and maltodextrin. If you are consuming 1g sugar free green you are getting almost 0.77g sugar. But the serving quantity is very less, which makes it permissible. If you have diabetes you should definitely consult your doctor regarding whether you should take it or not. The decision entirely depends on whether your blood glucose levels always lie on the higher side. But if your sugar level remains on the average side you can take sugar free green. You can always maintain the sugar levels by introducing salads and protein-rich foods into your diet.
Stevia glycosides are added in sugar free green as the artificial sweetener. They are generally extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant. It is 200 times sweeter than normal sugar but does not act like normal sugars in our body (does not release glucose in your body). Along with this stevia is also free from calories but still tastes sweet on your tongue. EFSA and WHO have declared stevia glycosides safe for everyone.
Sugar free Green – Ultimate review
Sugar free Green is way better than sugar free gold or Sugar free natura because it does not contain any ingredients that have any side effects on your health. The pricing may be high but it is indeed worth it. Yes, the only drawback is its sugar content but that is also manageable if you are including salads and protein-rich foods in your diet. If you are diabetic always consult your doctor or registered dietician before consuming sugar free.
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