Sucralose Myths: Setting the Record Straight

— Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD  The FDA initially approved sucralose as a tabletop sweetener and for use in several desserts and beverages in 1998 and as a general use sweetener in 1999. It is produced from the disaccharide, sucrose, by replacing three hydroxyl groups on the sucrose molecule with three...

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Fiber and Diabetes Awareness Month: How Fiber is...

If you suffer from diabetes, you likely have had to make some changes in your lifestyle. Exercising more often and watching your diet are cornerstones of managing your blood sugar levels. Learning about carbohydrates and how much of them you get in your diet are key to healthy eating. Having...

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Low and No Calorie Sweeteners, Glycemia and Diabetes:...

Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD – Setting the Stage Replacing sugar with low and no calorie sweeteners (LNCS) is a practical way to reduce carbohydrate intake to potentially help those with diabetes better manage blood glucose levels and facilitate weight loss. (1) It also creates more flexibility in the diet...

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Managing Diabetes & Carb Counting

By: Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN — Diabetes affects approximately 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, according to 2015 data from the American Diabetes Association. Of that 30 million, approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes, and another one million have pre-diabetes. It’s estimated...

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Dietary Fiber: Essential for Good Health

By Keri Peterson, MD — Dietary fiber is an essential part of our diet and plays an important role for our health. What is fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in plant foods and grains that our body cannot digest, so it passes through our intestines rather than...

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Where are the Blue Packets? Your dining tables...

At most dining tables and condiment stations at restaurants across the U.S., patrons have their pick of colors when it comes to sweeteners. While it would be easier for restaurants to supply only one type of low-calorie sweetener, many health-conscious consumers have their own preference and expect to see their...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.