It tastes good to eat chocolates with these artificial sweeteners. Maltitol is a sugar alcohol that is used as a substitute in most of the candies and chocolates. It may also include xylitol, mannitol and sorbitol contents in them. Beware of the side effects of these products.
It was first invented in order to appeal those with sweet tooth but have problems such as diabetes. It tastes like sugar and does not release calories or metabolise. It also helps prevent problems which may have other wise occurred due to normal sugars such as dental cavity, diabetes, obesity and heart problems. In order to prevent these ailments and to appease your taste buds non nutritive sweetners were introduced.
It is but obvious that anything that is not natural will have side effects when it is taken in large quantity. Among the non nutritive sweetners, aspartame can have serious effects such as head ache, fatigue, vomiting, dizziness, nausea, cramps and mood swings. In the long run, they can have disastrous effect such as blurred vision, anxiety attacks, depression, muscle pain, lupus, cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Saccharin is another sugar substitute which has side effects. Few studies have shown that consumption can lead to bladder cancer, diarrhea, breathing difficulties, headaches and skin eruptions etc.