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Are sugar-free lollies better for you?


Joel spoke to The House of Wellness about whether sugar-free lollies are a healthier option this Halloween – see the link.


Sugar-free lollies contain a variety of non-nutritive sweeteners, which are much sweeter than table sugar. So manufacturers only need to add a small amount to provide that sweet hit. Due to the small quantity required, these tend to have little or no impact on the energy content of a food or affect a person’s blood sugar levels.


While non-nutritive sweeteners can help those with diabetes better manage their blood glucose levels, sugar-free lollies are still considered a discretionary choice and according to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ), they should only be consumed on occasion, not every day.