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What is the nutritional difference between artificial sweetener and sugar?

One teaspoon or one packet of artificial sweetener is usually considered a serving. Compare some different sweetener packets to regular sugar below:
  • 1 packet Splenda = 4 calories + <1 gram of carbohydrate
  • 1 packet of Sugar Twin = 3 calories + <1 gram of carbohydrate
  • 1 packet of Equal = 4 calories + <1 gram of carbohydrate
vs.
  • 1 packet sugar = 11 calories + 3 grams of carbohydrate

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