One of the easiest ways to reduce your sugar intake is by replacing table sugar with a zero-calorie sweetener. This means you don’t have to sacrifice taste and you can enjoy certain foods without your blood sugar levels spiking. It is also advantageous for people who are overweight to use a sweetener as a way to reduce their calorie intake. Sucralose is a US FDA approved general-purpose sweetener that can be safely savoured as a sugar substitute. As it is not affected by heat, it can be used in cooking or hot drinks. However, the sweetener Aspartame is controversial. It is speculated to be linked to health conditions and is not recommended for pregnant mothers, children or sufferers of Phenylketonuria (PKU). Therefore, careful checking of the sweetener you are using is necessary.