Our expert says:
I don't which sweetener you are using, but according to the SA Food Tables sugar contains 81 kJ per teaspoon (5g), while Canderel contains 8 kJ per teaspoon (which is 10 times less) and cyclamates and saccharine contain less than 1 kJ per teaspoon. The sweetening power may be the same for so-called non-nutritive sweeteners, but the energy content is much less. However, if you use sugar in small quantities to make low-fat foods palatable it will not interfere with weightloss.
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