artificial sweetener

According to new research, erythritol, the sugar alcohol used in Truvia brand sweetener, is toxic… …to fruit flies. Researchers from Drexel University kept Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies in vials, each with an equal amount of either Truvia, Equal, Splenda, Sweet’N Low, or Pure Via, with sucrose or corn syrup serving as controls. The observation period […]

You know that bowl of sugar packets on your table? There’s a white one, a blue one, a yellow one, a pink one…and now, a new color will probably be showing up soon. The FDA recently approved a new artificial sugar substitute called advantame (which doesn’t have a brand-name yet, such as Splenda or Equal), […]