Low-calorie foods and beverages provide consumers with many benefits, both psychological and physiological. Health professionals and consumers believe low-calorie products, including low-calorie sweeteners, are effective for the following purposes: weight maintenance, weight reduction, management of diabetes, reduction of dental caries and reduction in the risks associated with obesity.

Low- and reduced-calorie ingredients offer consumers healthy alternatives and a greater variety of products from which to choose. These ingredients can be found in chewing gum, candies, ice cream, baked goods, fruit spreads and canned fruits, fillings and frostings, beverages, yogurt and tabletop sweeteners. They are also used in toothpastes, mouthwashes and pharmaceutical products such as cough syrups and throat lozenges.

 

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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Making the Most of Holiday Meals

Falling in Love with Vegetables Fall brings cooler days, leaves changing colors and falling to the ground and a generous bounty of seasonal vegetables like spinach, winter squash and sweet potatoes. Readily available now at their peak of freshness, these vegetables are economical and easy to use in a variety...

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What are the functional reasons that sweet/fructose/sugar are...

Fructose: Not Just a Sweetener Most people think of sugar as a sweetener. Your patients may be getting a lot of mixed messages about how much sugar they can have in their diets. Information they glean from popular press or magazines often dilutes dietary advice to simplified messages such as:...

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A High-Fiber Diet Can Help Weight Loss

Common barriers for individuals that are reducing their caloric intake to lose body weight is that they feel hungry and also don’t feel like they have enough food to eat. While reducing the portion size and how often you eat certain foods may help you on your journey, there are...

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Sweet Potato Bisque

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 slices bacon, diced 1/2 cup diced onion 1/2 cup diced carrots 1/2 cup diced celery 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 4 new potatoes, peeled and diced 6 cups...

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Pecan Pie

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, firmly packed 3/4 cup light corn syrup 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups pecan halves 1 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shell Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine eggs,...

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