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.
By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND -- We each walk around with about 10 times more bacteria cells in our guts than we have human cells in our entire bodies! In fact, there are about three pounds or so of bacteria in the human gut that are busy doing things...Read More
The National Institutes of Health Human Microbiome Project (HMP) funding of research to characterize the human microbiota and analysis of its role in human health and disease has resulted in thousands of research publications. While the long-term outcomes of this project may become clinically relevant, an ideal microflora profile in...Read More
For your information, an article entitled “Fructose replacement of glucose or sucrose in food or beverages lowers postprandial glucose and insulin without raising triglycerides: a systematic review and meta-analysis” by Evans et al. was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the present study, Evans et al....Read More
Makes 18 Servings Ingredients 1 egg white 1 tablespoon water 1/2 pound shelled walnut halves 1/2 pound shelled almonds 1/4 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1 pinch Pinch of ground red...Read More
Makes 16 Servings Ingredients 3/4 cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/3 cup half and half 1/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped pecans Directions Grease an 8- x 8-inch pan with vegetable cooking spray. Butter sides...Read More
Makes 30 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, firmly packed 1 egg yolk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, firmly packed 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 1/2...Read More