Low Calorie Sweeteners Are Safe and Do Not...

By Keith Ayoob, EdD As a clinician of some 30+ years, I doubt I’ve seen a nutrition issue more polarizing than that of low-and no- calorie sweeteners (LNCS).  You may have read sensational headlines about these sweeteners.  You should also be hearing about their benefits, but alas, good news never...

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Tips to Stay Healthy During Summer Vacation

By: Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT -- It’s officially summer season, which means it’s time for summer getaways! Whether you’re headed to the beach or perhaps planning a staycation at home, a change in routine can sometimes makes it difficult to maintain healthy habits. Here are some tips for...

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Meeting your Recommended Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical activity is an integral part of our daily lives.  It helps in the prevention of chronic disease, can assist in strengthening our bones and heart, and even has mental health benefits. Unfortunately, most people do not meet the recommended physical activity guidelines.  According to the health.gov web site, for...

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Recently Published Research Studies Support Safety of Aspartame

March 25, 2019 -- Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN Aspartame, a low calorie sweetener that has been on the US market since 1983, has been widely studied and approved for human consumption by various worldwide regulatory agencies, [yet studies continue to review its potential carcinogenicity and safety. It’s clearly important...

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Statement Regarding “Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Stroke, Coronary...

Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Kamensky V, Manson JE, et al. Stroke 2019; 50:00-00. DOI:10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023100 ATLANTA, GA (February 14, 2019) -- The Calorie Control Council (CCC) strongly recommends careful interpretation of the findings of this study. The likelihood of residual confounding from risk factors that can contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke...

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Safety and Benefits of Low or No Calorie...

October 11, 2018 -- By Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN  — Unlike caloric sweeteners, a low or no calorie sweetener provides consumers with the sweetness they desire without adding calories or carbohydrate to the diet. Many low and no calorie sweeteners (LNCS) have decades of research behind them and multiple...

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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.