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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How To Bridge The Fiber Gap When You’re...

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CPE – Sucralose

“Sucralose” is a one-hour of self-study continuing professional education (CPE) Level-1 module for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs). Upon completion of this module, dietetic professionals will be able to: List the characteristics of sucralose that relate to its use as a sweetener and its safety as...

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A Lighter Line Up For Your Summer Party...

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Fabulous Fiber: What It Is, What It Does,...

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5 Fabulous Recipes to Celebrate Beverages From Around...

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council There are countless concoctions from around the world that play a starring role in the celebrations of other cultures, just like lemonade does in the USA on Independence Day.  If you want to omit the alcohol from a classic...

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A Sweetener by Any Other Name is Just...

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council The ingredients we use to sweeten our foods and beverages come from a wide variety of sources and have many different features and names.  In some cases, the only thing they have in common is that they all taste...

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