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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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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Eating For Two with Gestational Diabetes

Pregnancy can bring joy and happiness as mom welcomes a new baby into the world. For some women, though, pregnancy can also bring on gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease in which your body cannot properly control the amount of sugar, known as glucose, in your blood.  (If you...

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Aspartame During Pregnancy: What Should You Tell Your...

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Stay Deliciously Hydrated

They say eight glasses of water a day, right? Well, maybe not. After hearing this advice for so long, it’s hard to believe that it’s not advice for everyone. However, two scientific reviews found no evidence for the recommendations , . Plus, in 2004 the Institute for Medicine (IOM) suggesting...

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  When I was in my 20’s, and even early 30’s, going to Sephora was like being at the playground.  There was always something new and shiny to try on.  It was exhilarating and fun.  The only downside?  Deciding which shade or hue was the most eye catching and would...

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