Sweeteners make an excellent replacement to sugar when trying to lose weight, but do popular brands like Canderel have syns? If so how many?
Well, Canderel in particular for their normal sweetener has 0.5 syns in a per teaspoon, making it a great low syn alternative to sugar for sweetening drinks and other baked goods.
To help you understand more about Canderel sweetener and syns we've composed a guide below which will discuss if you should have Canderel sweetener on slimming world, how it compares to sugar, syn values of canderel and some low syn sweetener alternatives.
At just 0.5 syns a teaspoon, canderel sweetener can be consumed on the SW plan without using up too many syns and will not affect your weight loss. You would need to have up to 30 teaspoons to use your 15 syn daily allowances!
We would not however suggest consuming this sweetener in excess, the negative side effects of sweeteners could potentially cause a laxative effect or cause you to crave sweeter foods.
In comparison to normal sugar, Canderel is the more syn friendly choice, white sugar has 2.5 syns a tablespoon, making it easy to use all your syns on. It should be noted however that Canderel is not natural and is based on the chemicals Aspartame which can cause negative health effects when consumed in excess.
You generally do not need to use as much sweetener as you would for sugar since it is 2x sweeter.
Canderel has a few different types of sweeteners, not just their original granulated one, we've listed the rest of their values below.
If you are not keen on the taste of Canderel or you interested in some other low syn alternatives, we've got you covered with our list below.
Overall, Canderel sweetener has 0.5 syns per teaspoon which is very low in syns and can be used for sweetening teas and coffees without as many syns as sugar. We would avoid having Canderel in excess however due to potential negative health side effects.