Research published in the Journal of Food Science indicates that people who use low-calorie, sugar-free foods and beverages have better quality diets. Researchers studied more than 1,000 adults and found that those who incorporated reduced-calorie products consumed more vitamins and minerals such as calcium, fiber, iron in their diets. According to lead researcher Dr. Madeleine Sigman-Grant, Ph.D., R.D., with the University of Nevada, “Those using products containing low-calorie sweeteners were more aware of the nutrients they were eating and were more likely to eat leafy-green vegetables, fruit and yogurt.” Thus, the researchers found while participants were eating fewer calories overall, they were also eating more healthfully.
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