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Statement from American Heart Association and American Diabetes...

ATLANTA (July 10, 2012) – Using low-calorie sweeteners in beverages and other foods has the potential to help people reach and maintain a healthy body weight and is helpful for glucose control for people with diabetes, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes...

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper Confirms...

ATLANTA (May 29, 2012) –  Consumers can safely enjoy a range of sweeteners, both full-calorie and low-calorie ones, as part of a healthy diet guided by current nutrition recommendations, according to a newly updated position paper by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association).  The Academy...

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Low-Calorie Sweeteners Q&A

A low-calorie sweetener provides consumers with a sweet taste without the calories or carbohydrates that come with sugar and other caloric sweeteners. Some low-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame, are "nutritive," but are low in calories because of their intense sweetness. Many non-nutritive sweeteners, such as saccharin, are non-caloric because they...

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Neotame

Neotame is a no-calorie sweetener, which is a derivative of the dipeptide composed of the amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine. The components of neotame are joined together to form a uniquely sweet ingredient. Relative Sweetness: Neotame is sweeter than other marketed no-calorie sweeteners and is approximately 30-40 times sweeter...

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