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.

 

Get More Fiber in your Diet!

The health benefits of a high fiber diet are far reaching and hard to deny. A high fiber diet is thought to be beneficial in managing weight, cholesterol and blood sugar – not to mention a reduction in risk of certain cancers. Let’s also not forget what fiber is best...

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Is a Low Carb Diet for Everyone?

By: Jen Haugen, RDN, LD Low Carb Diet Defined Low carb diets tend to be defined as diets low in “starchy and sugary” type foods.  That may mean that those who follow a low carb diet are avoiding foods like breads, pastas, rice, tortillas, potatoes, corn, peas, even some fruits...

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Oven Glazed Chicken Wings

Makes 3 Servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 1/4 cup hot sauce 1/4 cup tomato paste 3 tablespoons SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar and Stevia Sweetener Blend 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings, cut...

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5 Ways to Stay Hydrated All Year Long

Hydration is something we think about often during the hot summer months when we’re noticeably thirsty and sweaty, but as the temperature starts to drop from fall into winter, we’re less likely to hydrate as much as we should.  Dehydration, which can lead to constipation, kidney stones, and mood changes,...

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Focus on Fiber during Family Meals Month

With school back in session, it’s important to make sure that you and your children are getting enough fiber. September is also family meals month, so this is the perfect time to focus on adding more fiber to family mealtimes. The Dietary Reference Intakes recommend that adult males consume at...

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4 Smart Food Strategies for Back to School

With back to school in swing and more demands on your time, it’s easy to let food and nutrition fall from the priority list. This year, look at the routine that back to school brings an opportunity to add structure and planning to your family’s food choices. Here are 4...

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