The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners: Discover the Taste, Use, Nutrition, Science, and Lore of Everything from Agave Nectar to Xylitol


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5.4 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Alan Barclay, PhD is a consultant dietitian who worked for Diabetes Australia (NSW) from 1998-2014. He is coauthor of The New Glucose Revolution for Diabetes and a member of the editorial boards of the Diabetes Australia's consumer magazine, Conquest, and health professional magazine, Diabetes Management Journal. Barclay is currently Chief Scientific Officer at the Glycemic Index Foundation.
Philippa Sandall is cocreator of the Seafurrers blog as well as coauthor of several books in the bestselling New Glucose Revolution series. She runs her own editorial consulting agency in New South Wales.
Claudia Shwide-Slavin, MS, RD, CDE, has been a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator for over 20 years. She runs a clinical private practice in New York City, prior to which she set up and coordinated three diabetes centers in the NYC area. Her writing on diabetes and sweeteners has appeared in various peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller is a professor of human nutrition at the University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. She is acknowledged worldwide for her expertise on carbohydrates and health, as well as infant nutrition.


"The very first compendium of the sweet substances we typically eat and what happens once they're in our body. The authors' academic experience as diabetes specialists couldn't be more timely."--New York Journal of Books

"Recommended. All academic audiences; culinary program students; nutritionists; general readers."--Choice

"Makes sense of the growing number of sugars and sweeteners appearing in our food supply both as products on supermarket shelves or ingredients added to manufactured foods."-- Sydney Morning Herald

"This book will be your first port of call whenever you need immediate access to information on sugars and sweeteners."

"Whether you're a healthcare provider, a chef, or simply a foodie, you'll find The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners an accurate and complete resource."
--Hope Warshaw, MMSC, RD, CDE, BC-ADM, best-selling author of The Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible and Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy

"In a world awash with nutritional dogma that's loosely attached (if at all) to scientific facts, The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners provides sensible and truthful perspective. If you're struggling to make sense of sugars, sweeteners, and health, this book belongs at the top of your reading list."
--Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, Founder and Principal ConscienHealth, Chair of the Obesity Action Coalition

"An honest, comprehensive book based on facts, for those who want to see the meeting of history, science, and common sense. It covers every sweetener you have heard of, plus many you may never encounter. One of the few books that put sugar and sweetness in context so you can make a wise judgment."
--Glenn Cardwell, author of Gold Medal Nutrition (5th ed.)