- Have you ever tried using other sweeteners aside from sugar? How was the experience?
- Do you think people who wish to lose weight should use sugar substitutes? Why or why not?
- evidence /EV-i-duhns/
- potential /puh-TEN-shuhl/
- consumer /kuhn-SOO-mer /
- assessment /uh-SES-muhnt /
- extract /EK-strakt/
[noun] – one or more reasons for believing that something is or is not true
The broken window was clear evidence of a break-in at the house.
[adjective] – possible when the necessary conditions exist
The candidate’s skills and qualifications make them a strong potential candidate for the job position.
[noun] – a person who buys goods or services for their own use
The store offered a discount to loyal consumers as a way to appreciate their continued support.
[noun] – the act of judging or deciding the amount, value, quality, or importance of something, or the judgment or decision that is made
The doctor conducted a thorough assessment of the patient’s symptoms to determine the diagnosis.
[noun] – a substance taken from a plant, flower, etc. and used especially in food or medicine
The chef used lemon extract to enhance the flavor of the cake.
Non-sugar sweeteners are widely used in prepackaged foods and beverages and are sometimes added directly by consumers. The WHO’s guidance is based on a thorough assessment of the scientific literature and aims to inform policy changes by government health organizations. The recommendation encourages reducing sugar-sweetened drinks and using raw or lightly processed fruit for sweetness instead. The International Sweeteners Association expressed disappointment with the WHO’s conclusions, stating that they are based on low-certainty evidence from observational studies. However, the WHO emphasizes the importance of long-term studies to demonstrate the impact of sweeteners on body weight. The recommendation covers both low- or no-calorie synthetic sweeteners and natural extracts, including stevia and monkfruit.
- Does the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend using sugar substitutes for weight loss?
- Who are the exceptions to the WHO’s guidance against using sugar substitutes for weight loss?
- Are non-sugar sweeteners effective for long-term weight loss, according to the WHO’s review?
- What does the WHO recommend as an alternative to sugar substitutes for sweetness?
- How does the International Sweeteners Association feel about the WHO’s conclusions?
- Have you ever used sugar substitutes? Tell me about it.
- Have you tried sweeteners like stevia or monkfruit? If so, what are your thoughts on their taste and potential effects? If not, would you be willing to? Why?
- Are you open to reducing your consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and using raw or lightly processed fruit as an alternative?
- What evidence did the World Health Organization (WHO) review to reach its conclusion on the use of sugar substitutes for weight loss?
- What potential undesirable effects did the WHO identify from the long-term use of sugar substitutes?