What is the best sugar substitute to use? I was told some have aspertame in them and are not good for you..
All of the sugar substitutes on the market have been approved by the FDA. These sweeteners have undergone rigorous testing and, so far, studies indicate that they are safe to use. The use of a particular sweetener, such as aspartame, is really a matter of personal preference. The downside to using aspartame is that you can’t cook or bake with it, as it breaks down at high temperatures. Many people prefer to use sucralose (brand name Splenda) as well as the new stevia-based sweeteners (brand names PureVia and Truvia). You can bake with both of these sweeteners. Try a few different ones to find the one that tastes best to you. If you’re concerned about using any of these sweeteners, remember that it’s okay to use a little bit of sugar as long as you count the carbs. One teaspoon of sugar contains 4 grams of carbohydrate, which is quite low. Of course, you do need to watch how much you use, as those carbs can quickly add up!