Wow, This Plant Can Be a Sugar Substitute to Prevent Diabetes

Consuming sweet beverages after a meal is indeed very enjoyable. However, excessive consumption can lead to diseases like diabetes. It was the case some time ago for a man from Malaysia named Mahathir. He suffered from diabetes, and his leg had to be amputated.

The main trigger for diabetes is the regular consumption of carbonated beverages. These drinks contain large amounts of added sweeteners, which can increase blood sugar levels.

According to the School of Public Health at Harvard University, people who regularly consume sugary drinks—1 to 2 cans a day or more—have a 26% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those who rarely consume such drinks. The risks are even higher in young adults and Asians.

This finding emphasizes that excessive consumption of sweet drinks with high sugar content can trigger diabetes. That needs to be anticipated, especially considering the predicted global increase in diabetes cases. Statista reports that around 10.5 percent of the global adult population suffered from diabetes in 2021; by 2045, this number is expected to rise to over 12 percent. Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, refers to a group of metabolic disorders that result in chronic high blood sugar levels.


So, some people are also starting to seek out low-sugar foods or beverages. An alternative is to use natural sweeteners. Mordor Intelligence notes that the natural sweeteners market is expected to achieve a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.2% over the next five years.


One artificial sweetener that can be used is isomalt. This substance is odorless, white, crystalline, and has low hygroscopic properties. Isomalt has a taste similar to sugar but is less sweet. In a 10% solution, its sweetness is about 50–60% of sucrose. Despite having lower sweetness, it provides a similar sweetness profile.

Isomalt is a low-calorie option compared to sugar, making it beneficial for individuals looking to reduce their calorie intake without giving up the foods they enjoy. Isomalt can be incorporated into various dishes, used in baking, or found in products that contain this ingredient.

Isomalt is derived from sugar cane or beets through a specialized two-step process, resulting in a taste very similar to sucrose, with no unpleasant aftertastes or lingering undesirable flavors. This natural source serves as a healthy and delicious alternative to sugar.

You can use isomalt as a sugar substitute if you want to reduce your sugar intake. One beverage that can be consumed is low-calorie milk containing isomalt. This drink can replace other sweet beverages and is formulated with the following ingredients: milk protein, maltodextrin, vegetable oil, isomalt, inulin, aspartame, vanilla flavor, milk flavor, emulsifier, vitamins, and minerals.

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