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.

 

A Sweetener by Any Other Name is Just...

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council The ingredients we use to sweeten our foods and beverages come from a wide variety of sources and have many different features and names.  In some cases, the only thing they have in common is that they all taste...

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What 22,000 Adults Had to Say About Low-Calorie...

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council Research on regular users of low-calorie sweeteners has found they have better diets than nonusers. If that isn’t incentive to use them, I don’t know what is! Of course, adding a low-calorie sweetener to your coffee isn’t all it takes...

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Crab and Cheese Casserole

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 bay leaf 1 packet Sweet 'N Low zero calorie sweetener 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup cooked brown rice 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen flaked crabmeat 1 can (2 pounds) whole tomatoes 1/4 cup diced green pepper 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms...

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Take Control of Diabetes

This year the World Health Organization (WHO) chose diabetes as the focus of their annual World Health Day (which was observed on April 7.)  According to the WHO, currently 422 million people in the world have diabetes. What’s more staggering is that the WHO projects that number is likely to...

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Food Safety Made Easy

I have a lot of passion for nutrition, but one area I am especially fervent about is food safety. Anyone who has eaten with me might even venture to say I’m borderline obsessive about the issue (wink, wink.) I have lived dangerously; eaten pizza that was left out all night;...

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Add Some Flavor to Your Weight Loss Plan

Everyone knows that losing weight means making changes in the way we eat and our level of activity. Eating less + moving more = losing weight. But we also need to hydrate. Many times, calories from beverages seem to escape our attention. A glass of wine here, a soda there,...

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