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What is a polyol, how is it made and what is it used for ?

Polyols are sugar-free sweeteners. They are also called ‘sugar alcohols’ because their chemical structure resembles partly sugar and partly alcohol but they have nothing to do either with sugar or alcohol. Polyols are a particular type of carbohydrate. Polyols...

Are added sugars worse for my health than naturally occurring ones?

No, because the human body does not differentiate between sugars naturally present in food or sugars added during the cooking process. Once ingested, all sugars, regardless of their origin, are broken down into the molecules of glucose, fructose and galactose and are...