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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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Calorie Control Council Responds to Study about Erythritol...

ATLANTA (June 6, 2013) — A new study in PLoS ONE, "Erythritol, a non-nutritive sugar alcohol sweetener and the main component of Truvia is a palatable ingested insecticide," by Baudier et al. published on June 4 suggests that erythritol has potential as an insecticide that is safe for humans.  In their work,...

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Protect Your Smile with Polyols

ATLANTA (August 30, 2012) — According to a review published in Advances in Dental Research, one of the best ways to protect your smile may be to consume more xylitol. Xylitol is a sugar substitute that has also been shown to reduce dental caries (tooth decay/cavities) in children and adults. Milgrom...

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Polyols & Gastrointestinal (GI) Effects

What are Polyols? Polyols, also called sugar alcohols, are a group of versatile, reduced-calorie carbohydrates that provide the taste and texture of sugar with about half the calories.  They are used as food ingredients to replace sugar in an increasing variety of sugar-free and reduced-calorie foods and beverages for their...

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Polyols: A Primer for Dietetic Professionals

Overview Few consumers understand what polyols are, and health professionals are key to helping them learn. This self-study module on polyols will enlighten participants as to the types of polyols found in foods, their health and functional benefits, and ways to counsel clients on incorporating polyols into a healthful diet....

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper Confirms...

ATLANTA (May 29, 2012) –  Consumers can safely enjoy a range of sweeteners, both full-calorie and low-calorie ones, as part of a healthy diet guided by current nutrition recommendations, according to a newly updated position paper by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association).  The Academy...

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