How Sweet It Is: Enjoy Candy without Guilt

June is National Candy Month, an annual event created by the National Confectioners Association to celebrate the authentic, fun treats that candy companies have been producing for more than 100 years. Whether its chocolate, hard candy or soft chewy treats, can candy be part of a nutritious eating plan? Absolutely!...

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Diet, Gut Bacteria and Health

 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 that affect our wellbeing. The Internet is...

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Stevia: Sweetening the Past, Present and Future

 Stevia has an interesting history beginning with its discovery more than 200 years ago.  It is thought that the indigenous people of Paraguay used the leaves of the stevia plant for its sweet taste.  They would also use it in their beverages and some medicines. Later, Swiss botanist Moises Santiago...

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Women and Heart Disease: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, Calorie Control Council’s Scientific Advisor Robyn Flipse, RD, shared with us her experience with the Go Red for Women event, which helps raise awareness and educate women about heart disease (a leading cause of death in women).  In fact, when we asked the Council’s...

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Heart Health and Women: Part 1

Some people may not realize that heart attacks are a leading cause of death in women.  With that in mind, the Calorie Control Council caught up with registered dietitian Robyn Flipse, scientific advisor to the Council, to discuss this important issue and specifically the Go Red for Women campaign which raises awareness...

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Meeting your Recommended Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical activity is an integral part of our daily lives.  It helps in the prevention of chronic disease, can assist in strengthening our bones and heart, and even has mental health benefits. Unfortunately, most people do not meet the recommended physical activity guidelines.  According to the health.gov web site, for...

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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.