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Everything in Moderation: Why Sucralose is a Good Sugar Alternative

by Cascade Ice on February 7, 2011

Sugar Free

It’s a staggering fact – the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and 79 million adults have prediabetes – a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes, in other words, is a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

A well-known factor in this rapidly-growing epidemic is hidden levels of sugar in things we eat and drink. Sugar remains incognito to most people who purchase everyday products at the store because they go by unrecognizable names like “xylitol,” “corn syrup,” “dextrose,” “maltose,” and “sorbitol.”

In the last several years, sugar substitutes have gained massive popularity in the market, mainly due to people looking for healthier ways to enjoy something sweet. However, Saccharin and Aspartame in particular were linked to cancer risks.

In contrast, sucralose is the only non-caloric sweetener that is actually derived from sugar, and has been proven beneficial for those with diabetes because research demonstrates that sucralose has no effect on carbohydrate metabolism, short or long-term blood glucose control or insulin secretion. The results of hundreds of FDA studies also showed that sucralose has no harmful effect on human health.

These days, people are demanding a greater variety of low-calorie options as they try to make healthier choices. Next time you’re at the grocery store, take a look at the ingredients to make sure they make the cut!

  1. I can attest to the fact that sucralose is definitely a much healthier choice for sweeteners than many of the other options on the market. I recently found Cascade Ice Waters and have found that drinking the occasional Sparkling Water with Juice doesn’t cause a single blip on my digital scale. This is not true when I drink sports drinks or other flavored waters that have Splenda or aspartame as the sweetener. While I’d hazard a guess that drinking too many of these drinks in a given week might make the scale move up a bit, as your article suggests, moderation is key.

    It’s just nice to have found a product that I can enjoy with no guilt or frustration occurring during the next day’s weigh in!

    ~ Dawn

    Posted on February 8, 2011 at 3:50 pm by Dawn

  2. We are so glad you found us and that Cascade Ice doesn’t cause a blip on your scale! Public health and nutrition experts are now naming sugar as the single largest source of the U.S.’ obesity epidemic. Most flavored waters have an average of 32 grams of sugar per serving – almost the entire maximum daily allotment. With Cascade Ice 2-calorie water being sugar-free, it is a great alternative for those trying to lose weight and stay healthy. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on February 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm by Cascade Ice

  3. Thank you for your product. It is truly a hangover remedy with the sparkling water. My favorite is the Wild Berry. Has helped me several mornings.

    Posted on June 15, 2013 at 9:56 am by Jason

  4. I drink your products regularly (grapefruit and orange mango; (wild berry too, but stores don’t seem to carry it). How many mg of sucralose is in a bottle of your product?

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:01 am by andrew shafer

  5. Thanks for asking! Each bottle of Cascade Ice has 83mg of Sucralose.

    Posted on May 22, 2014 at 3:58 pm by Cascade Ice

  6. Thank you so much for your product. Myself and at least 3 other friends have gone from 4+ cans of soda a day, to only drinking Cascade ice. There are so many flavors and variety I never get tired of it. People ask me about it when they see me pushing a cart full of cascade ice out of the store. I love introducing people to this amazing product.
    Thanks so much!
    The price is also amazing ($.69-.99) keep it up!

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 10:51 pm by Lloyd Sullivan


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