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.

 

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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Gingerbread Cake

Makes 18 Servings Ingredients 2 cups unsweetened applesauce 3/4 cup molasses 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/3 cups SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon...

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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,...

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How to Stay Healthy When It’s Cold Outside

This year, the temperatures took a little longer than normal to realize the winter solstice had passed, but those winter temperatures have finally moved in across the country. Colder temperatures usher in the season of flu, colds, dry skin, seasonal depression and weight gain. Here are six ways to stay...

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