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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Equal, Low Calorie Sweetener



I have been a Stevia user for a year and I haven't felt this better in my life. I must admit, as a coffee drinker, I used to be 'sugar-happy' and would add as much sugar as I want to. It doesn't help that I love desserts (and I still do). 

I realized that I could still have that sweetness in my food and drinks without sacrificing my health. Hence, I use sweeteners like Equal

Equal has been around for decades and is one of the most reachable sugar substitutes for everyone. 

What is Equal made of?

Equal is mostly made of aspartame, a sweetener used as sugar substitute in some foods and beverages designed to have fewer calories or sugar-free. (Here's a link containing a list of foods with aspartame)

Here are the Equal products that I tried:



Equal Sachets 



This comes very handy if you're on the road or in the office. Perfect for beverages like coffee, tea or chocolate. Did you know that 1 Equal Pillow Sachet (4 calories) is equal to 2 teaspoons of sugar (32 calories), in terms of sweetness? 

Equal Tablets



Equal Tablets is more compact in terms of packaging, you can keep it in your pocket and use it as needed. 1 Equal tablet (0.3 kcal) is equal to 1 teaspoon of sugar (16 kcal).

Equal Sucralose



A new variant is Equal Sucralose, with zero calorie. You can use it for baking, cooking and beverages without altering the flavors of your food. 1 Equal Pillow Sachet (0 calorie) is equal to 2 teaspoons of sugar (32 calories). 

Here are other facts you need to know about Equal:

1. Equal is safe for people with diabetes.
2. Equal is gluten-free
3. Equal is suitable for vegetarians
4. Equal have a very low GI Index
5. Equal is Halal

Imagine how better our health will become if we only we look a bit closely to what we eat. Try Equal and see for yourself. :)

To know more, check out Equal Philippines' Facebook Page and their official website.

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