Artificial Sweeteners - By Webefit.Com

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Artificial Sweeteners - By Webefit.Com

There are several types of artificial sweeteners and the claims made about their benefits (or dangers) are among the most prolific and outrageous we've ever come across. Hundreds of websites are dedicated to pointing out dangerous side effects, but much of the information they present is just plain wrong. Facts are misquoted, studies are ignored and the lies coming from both sides are too numerous to count.   Artificial sweeteners have some good and some bad properties, but you should have the facts to make an informed decision about which (if any) you might want to use. After you read our series of articles on artificial sweeteners, see how much you really know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which two artificial sweeteners are created primarily from plants?
    • A. 

      Stevia and Cyclamate

    • B. 

      Saccharin and Thaumatin

    • C. 

      Splenda and Stevia

    • D. 

      Aspartame and Saccharin

    • E. 

      Thaumatin and Stevia

  • 2. 
    The artificial sweetener Cyclamate was banned for sale in the United States as of September 11, 1970.   True of False, when Cyclamate was banned in the U.S., it was also banned in Canada and Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Sweet ‘n Low, generically known as saccharine was discovered in what year?
    • A. 

      1863

    • B. 

      1879

    • C. 

      1934

    • D. 

      1963

  • 4. 
    Saccharine (Sweet ‘n Low) is officially considered a cancer-causing agent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Aspartame, also known as Equal or NutraSweet was discovered in what year?
    • A. 

      1955

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1965

    • D. 

      1970

  • 6. 
    Products with aspartame in them are required to carry a warning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Sucralose, also known as Splenda was first approved for sale in 1991 as an artificial sweetener in which country?
    • A. 

      New Zealand

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 8. 
    Splenda is considered a cancer-causing agent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Acesulfame-K, also known as Sunett or Sweet One is an artificial sweetener that has started appearing in reformulated soft drinks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Artificial sweeteners called “sugar alcohols” are a combination of sugar and alcohol.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Sugar alcohols are calorie free.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Two sugar alcohols are known to be especially prone to cause bloating, diarrhea, and a laxative effect. Which two are they?
    • A. 

      Erythritol & Xylitol

    • B. 

      Glycerol & Maltitol

    • C. 

      Hydrogenated Glucose Syrups & Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates

    • D. 

      Mannitol & Sorbitol

    • E. 

      Isomalt & lactitol

  • 13. 
    The sugar alcohol Erythritol is the primary ingredient found in the “all natural” sweeteners Truvia and Purvia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The sugar alcohol lactitol is dangerous for dogs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The staff of WeBeFit recommend diet sodas for people trying to lose weight.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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