Low-calorie foods and beverages provide consumers with many benefits, both psychological and physiological. Health professionals and consumers believe low-calorie products, including low-calorie sweeteners, are effective for the following purposes: weight maintenance, weight reduction, management of diabetes, reduction of dental caries and reduction in the risks associated with obesity.

Low- and reduced-calorie ingredients offer consumers healthy alternatives and a greater variety of products from which to choose. These ingredients can be found in chewing gum, candies, ice cream, baked goods, fruit spreads and canned fruits, fillings and frostings, beverages, yogurt and tabletop sweeteners. They are also used in toothpastes, mouthwashes and pharmaceutical products such as cough syrups and throat lozenges.

 

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holiday Travel Season

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council One of the best things about the holidays is the chance to spend time with the people we don’t get to see as often as we’d like throughout the year. But getting together with far-flung family and friends means...

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Healthy Eating Tips for the Holiday Travel Season

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council One of the best things about the holidays is the chance to spend time with the people we don’t get to see as often as we’d like throughout the year. But getting together with far-flung family and friends means...

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Keep Up Your Fruits and Veggies This Winter

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is one of the most important steps to take in maintaining good health. However, it is not a surprise that this is where Americans tend to struggle the most in the quest for better health. As the seasons change and we go...

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Spiced Pomegranate Mocktail

Makes 3 Cups Ingredients 3/4 cup unsweetened 100% pomegranate juice 1/2 cup unsweetened 100% apple juice 1/3 cup Monk Fruit In The Raw® 1/8-1/4 tsp. ground cardamom 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract Decorators sugar (red and white blend) Directions Combine 2 cups water, pomegranate juice, apple juice, Monk Fruit In The...

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How to Make Recipes Your Own: Pumpkin Edition

Some people cannot wait until the calendar turns from August to September, just so they can enjoy a variety of seasonal pumpkin food and drink offerings for the rest of the year!  Some folks don’t enjoy pumpkin-spice everything, but I, for one, am totally team pumpkin. I love the nostalgia...

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The Sleep-Weight Connection

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council If you’ve been gaining weight and not getting enough sleep lately, some new research suggests the problems are very likely connected. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that people who didn't get enough sleep...

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