The Truth About Sweeteners
What on earth are sweeteners? (clue: we wouldn’t put them in DASH)
There’s a whole heap of myths surrounding sweeteners and exactly what they are. One thing we know for sure is that you will not find a single splash of sweetener in our DASH. We believe in aux natural (eau naturelle?!)… That’s it. Simplicity is key here at DASH.
So to unpick it a bit, a sweetener can be either natural or artificial. Fruit juice is a natural sweetener.
At DASH, we don’t use fruit juice, which would add natural sugar to our drinks, instead we use real fruit extracts to infuse our water, which gives a wonderful natural flavour without any sugar.
Artificial sweeteners provide a sweet taste without increasing blood sugar. On the down side, the NHS website claims that “It's been suggested that the use of artificial sweeteners may have a stimulating effect on appetite and, therefore, may play a role in weight gain and obesity.” Not cool.
Sweeteners are now found in multiple products from toothpaste to chewing gum to fizzy drinks. They act as an alternative to sugar, which suggests they are a healthier solution, but a lot of these sweeteners are artificial with no proven track record and we prefer our ingredients grown on a farm not in a lab.
A lot of companies such as Diet Coke and Fanta Zero use an artificial non-saccharide sweetener called aspartame.
Products that have sweeteners in:
- Coca Cola Zero Sugar
- Diet Coke
- Fanta Zero
But at DASH we do things differently. There are three ingredients we never want to see in what we are drinking: sugar, calories and sweeteners, so we don’t put any in. We keep it simple: with just three ingredients that we love: water, bubbles and wonky fruit.
We know it’s important to know what you are putting in your body, so with DASH the only hard decision is what flavour to pick.
We suggest one of each…it’s only fair.