I’ve included the USDA sugar substitutes category as an example of the need to look beyond PRAL calculations. Because alkaline diets need to be based on wholesome real foods and drinks. Not highly processed fake foods, manufactured in a factory.
Remember, PRAL is an estimate derived from assessing the acid load from digesting real food. So over-processing and added chemicals destroy the fundamental calculation. Therefore, sweeteners on this list are best avoided.
Note that natural sweeteners based on herbs such as stevia do exist. But the nutrition profile is different from commercially produced substitutes. Therefore, the PRAL calculations for such natural sweeteners are beyond the scope of this article.
Before you use this PRAL Sugar Substitutes List, you must understand and agree to PRAL Food Lists Principles
Acid-Alkaline Sugar Substitutes List
I list sugars with the lowest PRAL index first. Because these have the highest alkaline load. So the most alkalizing sweeteners show first. But you can click the food table headings to change sort order.
For the sugar substitutes category, the average PRAL values are 0.22 per 100 grams and 0.11 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other sugars in the Food Category List.
Your Alkaline Sugar Substitutes
Remember, factors such as food factory conditions, choice of additives, and preparation methods affect all fake food nutrients. USDA database values are an average of many samples. So your PRAL values for sugar substitutes will vary from day to day. But they are always an estimate of actual acid load on your kidneys. Which I explain more in the notes about PRAL principles on the category list page.
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