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.

 

Stevia: Sweetening the Past, Present and Future

 Stevia has an interesting history beginning with its discovery more than 200 years ago.  It is thought that the indigenous people of Paraguay used the leaves of the stevia plant for its sweet taste.  They would also use it in their beverages and some medicines. Later, Swiss botanist Moises Santiago...

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Summary of Study “Impact of perinatal exposure to...

For your information a study entitled “Impact of perinatal exposure to sucrose or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS-55) on adiposity and hepatic lipid consumption in rat offspring” was recently published in The Journal of Physiology. The study has garnered some attention resulting in a commentary in The Journal of Physiology...

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Makes 12 Servings Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 11⁄2 tsp baking powder1⁄2 tsp salt1⁄2 tsp baking soda1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled1⁄3 cup Truvía® Baking Blend 1 Tbsp orange zest1⁄2 cup orange juice 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract1⁄2 cup skim milk 1 1⁄2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen), chopped...

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French 75 Cocktail

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients TRUVÍA® NATURAL SWEETENER SYRUP 1 cup water 7 Tbsp Truvía® Natural Sweetener COCKTAIL 1.0 oz Tattersall Gin 0.75 oz. lemon juice 0.5 oz. Truvía® Natural Sweetener syrup 3oz sparkling wine 3-5 cubes ice Directions TRUVÍA® NATURAL SWEETENER SYRUP Add Truvía® Natural Sweetener to 1 cup warm-to-hot water...

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Glazed Turkey Meatloaf

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients Meatloaf: 1 pound ground turkey, 7% fat 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup quick oats 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning 2 tablespoons ketchup 2 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, 1 Gram of Fiber,...

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Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients Cooking spray 1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, brown ends trimmed off and cut in half 1/2 medium cauliflower, cut in to florets 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced (1/4 inch rounds) 1/2 pound turnips, peeled and chopped in to 1/2 inch cubes 1/2 pound beets, peeled and chopped...

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