In addition to carbonated diet drinks, saccharin is used toÂ sweeten low-calorie candies, jams, jellies, and cookies. It's also used in many medicines. Saccharin can be used similarly to table sugar to sprinkle onto food, such as cereal or fruit, or used as a sugar substitute in coffee or when baking.
People useÂ saccharinÂ to stay in better overallÂ health, control weight or maintain an attractive physical appearance. Research also has shown thatÂ healthÂ professionals believeÂ saccharinÂ is especially beneficial to people with diabetes and the obese, and helps reduce dental cavities.