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.

 

Study Linking Fructose Intake to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver...

A study entitled “Serum uric acid concentrations and fructose consumption are independently associated with NASH in children and adolescents,” was recently published in the Journal of Hepatology. The purpose of the study was to identify the factors associated with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in children and adolescents with confirmed cases of non-alcoholic...

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Tangy Lemonade

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 7 cups water 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup Equal Spoonful Ice cubes Fresh mint, optional Directions Combine all ingredients except mint. Stir until Equal is dissolved. Serve over ice, garnishing each glass with fresh mint, if desired. Nutritional Information Calories: 19 Protein: 0 g Carbohydrates:...

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Makes 24 Servings Ingredients Cooking spray 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 3 tablespoons sugar-free syrup 1/2 cup nonfat milk 2 large egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup Equal Spoonful 3/4 cup quick oats, uncooked 1/2 teaspoon...

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Marinated Carrot Salad

Makes 12 Servings Ingredients 2 pounds carrots, sliced, OR whole baby carrots 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) tomato soup 1 cup Equal Spoonful 1 medium onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 3/4 cup wine vinegar 1/3 cup vegetable oil OR olive oil 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard...

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Strawberry Limeade

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 1-1/2 cups quartered fresh strawberries 1 cup lime juice 4 cups water 1-1/2 cups Equal Spoonful Ice cubes 6 small whole strawberries, optional Directions Process quartered strawberries and lime juice in blender until smooth. Combine strawberry mixture, water and Equal in a pitcher. Pour over ice...

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Sparkling Fresh Lemonade with Blackberries

Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1-1/2 cups sparkling water 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful 12 fresh blackberries, frozen Ice, as needed Fresh mint sprigs and lemon slices, optional Directions Stir sparkling water, lemon juice and Equal until combined. Place 6 blackberries and ice cubes in each of...

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