Dietary Fiber: Essential for Good Health

By Keri Peterson, MD — Dietary fiber is an essential part of our diet and plays an important role for our health. What is fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in plant foods and grains that our body cannot digest, so it passes through our intestines rather than...

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Where are the Blue Packets? Your dining tables...

At most dining tables and condiment stations at restaurants across the U.S., patrons have their pick of colors when it comes to sweeteners. While it would be easier for restaurants to supply only one type of low-calorie sweetener, many health-conscious consumers have their own preference and expect to see their...

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After Losing Weight, Many Americans Struggle To Keep...

You’ve done the work, implemented changes in your diet, improved your exercise regimen and have successfully lost weight. Now the real battle begins—how do you successfully keep it off going forward when faced with life’s challenges and stressors? Staying on the health and fitness wagon is no small feat. It...

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Top 5 Lifestyle Changes People are Making to...

With obesity rates on the rise, more and more Americans are making efforts to manage their weight through lifestyle changes. The Harris Poll conducted an online consumer survey in November 2016 for the Calorie Control Council of over 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older to learn what changes in...

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Keep Up Your Fruits and Veggies This Winter

By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is one of the most important steps to take in maintaining good health. However, it is not a surprise that this is where Americans tend to struggle the most in the quest for better health. As...

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Breakfast: Fast, Fun and Filling

By Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD -- You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While I wouldn’t say it’s the MOST important, it is certainly a meal you shouldn’t skip. Breakfast Benefits Breakfast not only fuels the body after a long overnight fast but...

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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.