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Are low-calorie sweeteners suitable for people on low carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins Diet?

Yes. Low calorie sweeteners (aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfam K, thaumatin) have no carbohydrates, which means that they can be used by people on the Atkins Diet.

One of the sweeteners, aspartame is made from two amino acids, which are parts of protein. It thus provides a little energy, but it is not a carbohydrate.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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