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 – State of the Sweeteners Union

How Strong is the Evidence on Low and No-Calorie Sweeteners? This webinar will help RDNs address false and misleading information by reviewing the most current established scientific knowledge on the safety and metabolism of low and no-calorie sweeteners. (CPE Provided by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) Decades of scientific study has...

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Heart Healthy Desserts

Most of us know what we’re supposed to do to live a healthy lifestyle. Recommendations include eating well, being physically active, reducing stress and getting enough sleep. But, we all know that is easier said than done. While cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and...

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Sweet Sesame Chicken

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds 1/8 cup sesame oil 1 1/2 cups unflavored bread crumbs 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend 1/4 cup sesame oil 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 pounds chicken...

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Spicy Thai Noodles

Makes 10 Servings Ingredients 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes, crushed 1⁄3 cup sesame oil 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 2 tablespoon Truvía® Nectar 1⁄4 cup soy sauce, low sodium 1⁄3 cup green onions, chopped 1⁄3 cup carrots, washed, dried and shredded 1⁄4 cup peanuts, roasted, unsalted, chopped...

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Food and Fiber Summit – Addressing the Fiber...

On January 28 2014, various researchers, educators, and communications experts convened at the Food & Fiber Summit in Washington, DC. The purpose of the summit was to identify barriers to achieving the daily fiber intake recommendations and to determine ways in which healthcare providers can encourage adequate consumption. The Institutes...

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High Fiber Chef: Cooking Tips to Prepare High...

Fiber is an essential component of the human diet that provides many health benefits, including digestive health and weight management. Fiber is sometimes called “roughage”, and refers to a type of carbohydrate found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that are not digested by the body. The recommended daily fiber...

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