Schokobold Chocolate uses Maltitol
CAN I CONSUME PRODUCTS WITH MALTITOL IF I HAVE DIABETES?
The answer is... YES. People with diabetes can consume most sugar substitutes like aspartame, saccharin, stevia, or maltitol. These well-known sweeteners or sugar substitutes provide the sweetness of sugar but with fewer calories. This is because most of them have a much higher sweetness intensity than sugar itself, even up to 600 times more, such as sucralose. Therefore, a small amount of these products is more than enough to sweeten food. You may have heard that Maltitol is the "diabetic sugar." Maltitol does not affect blood sugar levels. So if you have diabetes, you can consume it without any problem.
ADVANTAGES OF MALTITOL OVER SUGAR:
- Equally sweet: Maltitol is almost 90% as sweet as sugar but is partially metabolized, resulting in a much lower energy content than sugar.
- Fewer calories: Maltitol contains only 2 kilocalories per gram consumed, compared to 4 kilocalories in sugar.
- Lower glycemic index: a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirms that maltitol-containing foods cause a slower rise in blood sugar levels.
- It does not cause tooth decay: unlike sugar, which does.
DOES MALTITOL HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?
As mentioned before, Maltitol has a significant advantage in terms of metabolism, but there are also some disadvantages. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), consuming Maltitol is completely safe for the body. However, like with anything else, one must be cautious about the amount consumed because a much higher than normal amount can have a laxative effect on some individuals. Nevertheless, an American study showed that the amounts required to achieve this laxative effect are around 30 to 40 grams per day, and these effects are mild, not serious.
In the case of Schokobold Chocolate, which already represents a questionable amount of 30-40 chocolates per day, it would mean an excessive intake.