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Using Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in a “Transition...

Keith Ayoob, EdD, RDN, FADN -- Making an extreme dietary change makes great headlines, clickbait, and party conversation.  I prefer the real world of small changes.  Call them “baby steps” if you like.  I prefer baby steps when dealing with lifestyle changes because baby steps are easier to make, and...

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Presenting Polyols: A Sugar Alternative with Sweet Taste...

Polyols are unique sugar-free sweeteners, offering good clean taste and special advantages for a healthy diet. While polyols are considered “sugar alcohols,” they are not sugars or alcohol. Polyols are low-digestible carbohydrates that can be used in foods as a low-calorie sugar alternative. Unique Benefits Polyols are not fully absorbed...

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Sucralose: Safety & Research

By Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN February 27, 2019 — Sucralose has been approved for use in our food supply since 1998 and its safety has been validated by several health organizations including the FDA, European Food Safety Authority, the National Cancer Institute, and Health Canada. Over 80 countries have approved sucralose...

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Enjoying the Holidays with Less Sugar

By Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN  — A bit of sugar in the diet is fine, but for those with diabetes, high triglycerides, or those who are working on weight maintenance – there are lots of ways to cut back on sugar and still enjoy your favorite treats. In addition...

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Managing Your Child’s Sweet Tooth

By: Ellen Stokes, MS, RD, LD -- “Olivia loves sugar so much that if she had her way, she would live off of gummy bears and popsicles,” her frustrated mother said. “You’re a dietitian – tell me – is that normal?” Normal? Yes.  Challenging?  Absolutely! Concerned parents may believe their...

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Stevia

Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) is a South American plant native to Paraguay that traditionally has been used to sweeten beverages and make tea. The word “stevia” refers to the entire plant and its components, only some of which are sweet. The sweet tasting components of the stevia plant are called steviol glycosides. Steviol glycosides...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.