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Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners, as well as aspartame, sucralose and stevia— take a look below.   [su_accordion] [su_spoiler title="Why are some...

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Q&A with resident RD for Stevia

Stevia…what do you know about it? Wondering if you should use it in your coffee or tea? Perhaps you are seeing the big bag in your local grocery store next to the sugar and you are wondering if it would work in your morning muffin recipe? One thing is certain,...

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Q&A about Nutrition and Heart Health, with Cardiologist...

Dr. Debra Judelson is a cardiologist and a scientific advisor to the Calorie Control Council. We caught up with the doctor to discuss the importance of nutrition for heart health. Dr. Judelson, how important is nutrition to heart health? What you eat and how much you eat has a direct...

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Start Exercising!

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) provides information about safe and effective physical activity. Here are their answers to some frequently asked questions: Will Exercise Help Me Live Longer? Yes. Moderate exercise can help improve digestion and sleep, reduce stress, provide endurance and help manage lower back pain, arthritis and...

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Fat Replacers Q&A

Reducing dietary fat is a major dietary goal for many consumers. With encouragement from health groups and government agencies, the public continues to choose foods and beverages naturally low in fat, as well as the fast-growing array of prepared reduced-fat and non-fat foods and beverages. The development and use of...

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Low-Calorie Sweeteners Q&A

A low-calorie sweetener provides consumers with a sweet taste without the calories or carbohydrates that come with sugar and other caloric sweeteners. Some low-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame, are "nutritive," but are low in calories because of their intense sweetness. Many non-nutritive sweeteners, such as saccharin, are non-caloric because they...

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