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.

 

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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Sweet Homemade Lemonade

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons) 5 cups cold water 18 packets Sweet’N Low® zero calorie sweetener Ice 6 small lemon wedges 6 small mint sprigs Directions Mix lemon juice, water and Sweet’N Low® in 2-quart nonmetal pitcher. Add ice. Pour over ice...

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A Lighter Line Up For Your Summer Party...

Memorial Day signals the kick-off to the summer season; a time for backyard barbecues, picnics, bonfires and pool parties. Unfortunately, for the waistline this can mean an array of heavy pasta salads, decadent meats, sugary cocktails and indulgent desserts. The truth is, warmer weather, birthdays, holidays – regardless of the...

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Exercise: It’s Medicine and Fun, Too

May is Exercise is Medicine Month, an annual initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine to create awareness of the important role physical activity plays in promoting health and preventing disease. Research finds that exercise helps reduce risk of several chronic conditions including diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity....

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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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5 Ways to Maximize Your Spring Season

Let’s make a declaration – the New Year starts with spring!  How can we argue with birds that are chirping outside of our windows, reminding us they have come back from the south?  How can we disagree with the pinks and purples and the whites of spring blooms giving us...

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