How Sweet It Is: Enjoy Candy without Guilt

June is National Candy Month, an annual event created by the National Confectioners Association to celebrate the authentic, fun treats that candy companies have been producing for more than 100 years. Whether its chocolate, hard candy or soft chewy treats, can candy be part of a nutritious eating plan? Absolutely!...

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Diet, Gut Bacteria and Health

We each walk around with about 10 times more bacteria cells in our guts than we have human cells in our entire bodies! In fact, there are about three pounds or so of bacteria in the human gut that are busy doing things that affect our wellbeing. The Internet is...

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Is There Sufficient Evidence to Support Diet Modification...

The National Institutes of Health Human Microbiome Project (HMP) funding of research to characterize the human microbiota and analysis of its role in human health and disease has resulted in thousands of research publications. While the long-term outcomes of this project may become clinically relevant, an ideal microflora profile in...

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Spicy Candied Nuts

Makes 18 Servings Ingredients 1 egg white 1 tablespoon water 1/2 pound shelled walnut halves 1/2 pound shelled almonds 1/4 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1 pinch Pinch of ground red...

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Penuche Candy Squares Recipe

Makes 16 Servings Ingredients 3/4 cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/3 cup half and half 1/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped pecans   Directions Grease an 8- x 8-inch pan with vegetable cooking spray. Butter sides...

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Chocolate Toffee Bars Recipe

Makes 30 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, firmly packed 1 egg yolk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, firmly packed 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 1/2...

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