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.

 

Lemon and Ginger Pops

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 2 cups water 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger 2-1/2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful 3 lemons Directions Combine water and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat; remove from heat. Cool completely. Stir in Equal until dissolved.Remove zest from lemons, then juice lemons....

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Cool Peach Iced Tea

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 4 peaches, peeled, pitted, sliced 9 cups water, divided 1 cup Equal® Spoonful 8 green tea bags Directions Place peaches and 1 cup of the water in blender or food processor. Puree until smooth; set aside.Bring remaining 8 cups water to boiling in a large saucepan....

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Yogurt Parfait with Granola and Berries

Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Granola 1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats 2 tablespoons sliced almonds 2 tablespoons chopped pecans 2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful 1 tablespoon grape seed OR vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Parfaits 16 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon Equal® Spoonful 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2...

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Cold and Creamy Fruit Cups

Makes 12 Servings Ingredients 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened 1 cup reduced fat sour cream 1/3 cup Equal Spoonful 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh OR canned drained peaches 1 cup fresh OR frozen unsweetened blueberries 1 cup fresh OR frozen unsweetened raspberries OR...

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Apple Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 4 Dozen Ingredients Cooking spray 1-1/4 cups Equal Spoonful1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 6 tablespoons butter, softened 1 egg 1/3 cup 2% milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4...

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with excessive...

A study published in Medicine sought to characterize the dietary patterns of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and to assess the efficacy of dietary interventions on NAFLD related outcomes. Researchers collected a total of 55 NAFLD patients and 88 controls to complete the study in northern Germany. All...

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