Sugar-Free Treats Can Help Protect Teeth

Adults and kids alike are tempted by loads of sweet treats. Unfortunately, these treats are often packed with sugar, which can be damaging to teeth, especially for children, whose teeth are still developing. Through various programs, the American Dental Association (ADA) encourages good oral hygiene to children, as well as...

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Polyols Not Among Sweeteners to Be Labeled as...

On May 27, 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published their final rule on the changes that need to take place on nutrition labeling. In the next few years, consumers can expect new product information labels, with the FDA mandating changes by July 2018 or July 2019. The...

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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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Reading Sweet News On Nutrition Labels

(NAPS)—While it might not be on any best-seller lists, a food label’s “Nutrition Facts” can make for a great read. Why You Should Read Food Labels Reading food labels can tell you important information about what’s in the product you’re about to put in your mouth. For example, on sugar-free...

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Watching Your Weight? Look For Polyols In Your...

(NAPS)—There’s good news for those who want to reduce the amount of sugar in their diet and still satisfy their craving for the taste of something sweet. Many food products are made with polyols, a group of reduced-calorie sweeteners. These sugar alternatives are being used as ingredients in a wide...

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To Boost Your Health, Consider Your Glycemic Response

While most people consider their weight, their blood pressure or their running time when they think about their health, one important parameter is often overlooked: their glycemic response. The glycemic response is used as a way to classify foods based on their potential to increase blood glucose (blood sugar), as...

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