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.

 

Refuel and Recover: Don’t Forget the Fiber

It’s no secret that most people don’t get enough fiber in their daily diets. But did you know that Americans consume only about HALF of the recommended amount (which is about 25g per day for women and 38g per day for men) per day? Endurance athletes are especially susceptible to...

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The Delicious Differences Between Custard, Pudding, and Mousse

One of my favorite things about being a registered dietitian nutritionist is learning about and celebrating food. And there are so many opportunities to do just that with national food days and months popping up all the time! There is no shortage of food celebrations in May – it’s the...

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EFSA Confirms Safety of Sucralose, Rejecting Findings of...

In April 2017, the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Scientific Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food (ANS) discussed the 2016 publication by Soffritti et al., from the Ramazzini Institute on the carcinogenic potential of sucralose. ANS has now published a statement regarding the study and the...

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Plan Your Best Summer Ever

How do you live your best summer ever?  Is it in the summer bucket lists filled with fun activities or the fun vacations you have planned?  Or is it in the simple moments where you are just enjoying a walk in the sunshine?  Is it attending family events to reunite...

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Make-Ahead White Sangria

Makes 15 Servings Ingredients 2 bottles (750mL each) Pinot Grigio 1 cup Equal Spoonful 1-1/2 cups apple juice 1-1/2 cups lemon juice 1-1/2 cups orange juice 1 cup apple brandy 1 cup orange liqueur 1 cup water 2 apples, cored, thinly sliced 3 navel oranges, cut into quarters 4 lemons,...

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Fructose intervention for 12 weeks does not impair...

A study entitled “Fructose intervention for 12 weeks does not impair glycemic control for incretin hormone responses during oral glucose or mixed meal tests in obese men” by Matikainen et al. was recently published in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases. The purpose of the study was to determine if habitual...

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