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.



Diabetes Myth Busting: Snacks are a Must

Myth: People with diabetes must eat snacks two or three times daily. Real deal: Snacks are optional for most people with diabetes.   Let’s crush some snack-related anxiety. Snacks are not required for most people, even those with diabetes. If you like them and they help you, snack on. Just...

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Hot Cross Buns

Makes 18 Servings Ingredients Hot Cross Buns 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg white 2 teaspoons grated orange peel 1/3 cup currants 1 egg 1 cup skim milk 1/2 cup margarine 4-5 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 package active dry yeast 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon Sweet...

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Diabetes and Low-Calorie Sweeteners

Whether you are managing type 1 diabetes (when your body is not producing insulin) or type 2 diabetes (when your body produces insufficient amounts of insulin or insulin that does not function correctly), managing blood glucose levels is critical. Careful planning includes considering meals, snacks, and physical activity since they...

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Sucralose Safety Confirmed by Global Health and Regulatory...

March 21, 2016 — Results of a new study by the Ramazzini Institute are at odds with the wealth of scientific studies and regulatory opinions confirming that sucralose is safe and approved for use in foods. The study, published online in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, alleges...

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Using Stevia to Meet New Dietary Guidelines

January 2016 was an exciting month in the world of nutrition, as it brought the highly-anticipated release of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA is a resource that supports policy makers and health professionals in helping Americans make healthy choices. The DGA is released every five years...

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Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque Soup with Bread

Tomato Bisque

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped peeled potato ½ cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped celery, including some tops 2 packets Sweet'N Low zero calorie sweetener 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 cup low fat milk 1...

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