Love Your Heart: Cutting Back on Added Sugar

By: Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT -- Did you know that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women? It’s hard to believe that more women die of heart disease than cancer. In fact, ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. That...

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What Does Moderation Have to Do with Healthy...

As a registered dietitian, I’ve been trained to encourage people to eat in moderation. Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? So, well, er … moderate. I was feeling pretty smug about the moderation message until recently when someone threw down a tweeted gauntlet. What IS moderation? There it was. The tweet was...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to learn more about how to lower your risk of the most common cancer in women. While some breast cancer has a genetic link, the good news is 20 years of research finds maintaining a healthy weight, making wise food...

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Obama Backs Saccharin Safety

Just weeks after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finally got around to removing saccharin from its very outdated list of “hazardous substances,” President Barack Obama used the low-calorie sweetener as an example while discussing his plans to launch a government-wide review of federal regulations. In an article recently published in...

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Health Authorities Continue to Support Low-Calorie Sweeteners, Despite...

ATLANTA (October 8, 2014) — The safety and benefits of low-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame, saccharin and sucralose, have long been verified by regulatory agencies and health organizations around the world, including the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. However, a recent segment featured on The Dr. Oz Show questions the...

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5 Quick Tricks to Slim Down for Summer

Spring is here with warmer days reminding us that summer is just around the corner with vacations and fun times outdoors. But as so often happens, a few extra pound have crept on over the cold winter months and we’re looking for ways to shed them before swimsuit season. Instead...

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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.