Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners & Dietary Fiber:

Tools for Supporting Women’s Health

Studies show that low- and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) and dietary fiber have strong potential to help women address common concerns. Simple changes in your lifestyle and diet can play a key role in disease prevention and contribute to an overall increase in wellness.

Healthy Eating

  • Eating a nutritious, balanced diet is simple and can easily fit into any woman’s lifestyle. Small changes such as switching from white rice to brown, from whole milk to low-fat, or sweetening your tea with LNCS instead of sugar can help women gradually adopt habits for a healthier lifestyle.

Weight Management

  • Maintaining a healthy weight is important for all people. LNCS and dietary fiber are here to help! LNCS are often incorporated into foods and beverages to reduce calories and sugar content without affecting products’ taste. Additionally, dietary fiber aids in weight management by contributing to the feeling of fullness and, in turn, reducing appetite.


  • LNCS can make blood glucose management plans more enjoyable. Though a diagnosis of diabetes necessitates lifestyle changes, it does not require an elimination of sweet treats from the diet entirely. Eliminating sweetness from the diet is unrealistic and, with LNCS, unnecessary. By replacing sugar with LNCS, women living with diabetes can maintain control of their blood sugar and insulin levels, while still enjoying their favorites.

On-The-Go Lifestyles

  • For women who are trying to make healthier choices while juggling busy schedules, there are more options than ever before for foods and beverages with LNCS and dietary fiber available online and in stores. Products labeled as “light,” “reduced-calorie,” “reduced-sugar” or “diet” often include LNCS. Products enriched with fiber are often marked with “high in fiber” or “good source of fiber” on the packaging.


  • For expecting mothers, proper nutrition is essential for a baby’s development. During this time, it is vital for an expectant mother to maintain a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet. For women who have concerns about gestational diabetes, are looking to control weight gain, or simply enjoy the taste of sweets without added sugar or calories, foods and beverages that contain LNCS can be safely included in their diet.

Safety of Sweeteners and Utility of Dietary Fiber for Women and Their Families

  • Multiple regulatory bodies around the world – including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) – have confirmed the safety of LNCS for all populations, including the elderly, children and pregnant and nursing women. Experts in the scientific community and government authorities, including the FDA and the European Food Safety Authority, also widely recognize the health benefits of dietary fibers.

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