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.

 

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Busy Families Can Be Healthy Ones

You are not alone. We all have had those days and weeks where we have great intentions to get everything checked off our to-do lists and have a family dinner at the kitchen table, but those intentions seemed to get waylaid often. We end up eating in the car between...

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A tasty apple cake on the table

German Apple Cake

Makes 16 Servings Ingredients 2 eggs, separated 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 cups peeled, chopped apples 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon Sweet 'N Low 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup liquefied Butter Buds Mix or butter or margarine 3/4 cups sugar...

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School is In: Healthy Lunches for All

Lunchtime can get a bit boring for both kids and parents. Sure a turkey sandwich and an apple are wholesome and nutritious, but by the second month of school, it’s pretty monotonous. Start the school year right and stay on a healthful path with these lunch tips for students and parents...

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Each month of the year has it’s own health observations to bring light to the wellness issues that impact our society.  With children going back to school, this September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Growing obesity rates affect not only adults, but children and adolescents, too. Currently one out...

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Back to School: Packing a Healthy Lunch

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council If you’ve stepped into an air-conditioned store to get out of the August heat, then you know retailers are all stocked up to help us get our children ready to go back to school. Everything from highlighters to hand...

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Vegetables stewed or Casserole also known as Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 packets Sweet'N Low zero calorie sweetener ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crumbled 3 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 6 cups) 1 large green bell pepper, cut into chunks (about...

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