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.


Aspartame Does Not Affect Kidney Function

By: Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT -- According to the CDC, there are 30 million children and adults in the United States that have diabetes and another 86 million are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is when the body does not utilize insulin properly...

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Managing Your Child’s Sweet Tooth

By: Ellen Stokes, MS, RD, LD -- “Olivia loves sugar so much that if she had her way, she would live off of gummy bears and popsicles,” her frustrated mother said. “You’re a dietitian – tell me – is that normal?” Normal? Yes.  Challenging?  Absolutely! Concerned parents may believe their...

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The Power of a Morning Ritual

By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND -- Though clients come to me for diet advice, they typically need much more than just guidance on what to eat. Because it’s so hard to develop good eating and lifestyle habits, we talk a lot about forming and breaking habits and nurturing...

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French Toast with Berry Salsa

Watch how to make it below! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Berry Salsa 10 strawberries, hulled 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup fresh blackberries 2 packets Stevia In The Raw® 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon French Toast 3 large eggs 1 ½ cups lowfat (1%) milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 packet Stevia...

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Chocolate Truffles

Watch how to make it below! Makes 36 Truffles Ingredients 6 ounces bittersweet (70% cocoa) premium chocolate, finely chopped 1 cup heavy cream 3 packets Stevia In The Raw® 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, or 2 teaspoons orange liqueur, brandy, or rum 3 tablespoons unsweetened ground chocolate, such as Dagoba, or...

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Teriyaki Sauce

Watch how to make it below! Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 3 packets SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup beef, chicken, or vegetable broth 1/3 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon pineapple juice 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh garlic 2 teaspoons...

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