Life is still sweet with­out sugar

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STAR SPECIAL -

MALAYSIANS are blessed with abun­dant and di­verse culi­nary choices. Thus, we are spoilt with rich food avail­able right at our doorstep.

We crave to sat­isfy our palate and sweet food is one of the temptations that are hard to re­sist. We not only put sugar into our drinks and juices, there are also many forms of hid­den sugar in the food that makes our daily sugar in­take un­con­trol­lable.

On av­er­age, we con­sume 26 tea­spoons of sugar per day in the form of soft drinks, con­densed milk, flavoured drinks, junk food and other break­fast ce­real.

Over con­sump­tion of sugar is re­lated to obe­sity, hy­per­ten­sion, heart prob­lem, di­a­betes and can­cer.

How can sugar be the cause of so many dis­eases? The key is the pan­creas that helps con­trol the glu­cose level in the blood.

The pan­creas pro­duces a type of hor­mone called in­sulin that acts as a key to con­vert the sugar in the body into en­ergy. High con­sump­tion of sugar could af­fect the pan­creas, and in turn, it is not able to func­tion prop­erly to pro­duce enough in­sulin.

High sugar level in the body is fa­tal and can cause com­pli­ca­tions that po­ten­tially lead to blind­ness, am­pu­ta­tion, heart prob­lems and even death.

Life is still sweet with­out sugar. Trop­i­cana Slim is bring­ing in a sweet­ener that is safe and low-calo­ried to re­place sugar. It is safe for the whole fam­ily to con­sume, even for di­a­bet­ics.

Sor­bitol and su­cralose are two main in­gre­di­ents in Trop­i­cana Slim zero calo­rie sweet­en­ers (Diet Sticks and Diet tablets) and Trop­i­cana Slim no calo­rie with chromium (Di­a­bet­ics).

Sor­bitol has a low gly­caemic in­dex (GI) and is con­sid­ered to be a low carb food, so it fits per­fectly into the mod­ern diet to help peo­ple keep a slen­der body.

As sor­bitol doesn’t re­quire in­sulin to metabolise, it be­comes an ideal food for di­a­bet­ics to man­age their blood glu­cose lev­els.

Although su­cralose is made from sugar, the hu­man body does not recog­nise it as a sugar and does not metabolise it. There­fore, it pro­vides no calo­ries.

Fur­ther­more, su­cralose is non-car­i­o­genic (does not pro­mote caries or tooth de­cay) and is re­garded as ideal for peo­ple with di­a­betes and any­one try­ing to re­duce their sugar in­take.

All sweet­en­ers per­mit­ted for use have been sub­jected to a com­pre­hen­sive ex­am­i­na­tion for po­ten­tial tox­i­co­log­i­cal ef­fects ac­cord­ing to the prin­ci­ples of tox­i­co­log­i­cal test­ing of food ad­di­tives.

Their safety has been eval­u­ated by the na­tional au­thor­i­ties and by the Joint Food and Agri­cul­ture Or­ga­ni­za­tion (FAO)/World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) Ex­pert Com­mit­tee on Food Ad­di­tives (JECFA).

Trop­i­cana Slim prod­ucts are avail­able at phar­ma­cies, clin­ics and su­per­mar­kets in Ke­lan­tan, Tereng­ganu and Malacca.

Trop­i­cana Slim also wel­comes those in­ter­ested in be­com­ing sub-distrib­u­tors.

For de­tails, call 09-747 2891/012-985 9868/017-977 6822, e-mail tsupreme@gmail. com or Face­book: trop­i­canaslim­malaysia

Trop­i­cana Slim sweet­en­ers are safe and low-calo­ried to re­place sugar.

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