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Sugar Alcohols in Gum: A Wad Full of Benefits

Every time I chew a piece of sugar-free gum I marvel at how it’s able to be so cool and sweet, while remaining sugar-free. This paradox is attributed in part to the use of two key groups of ingredients: low-calorie sweeteners and sugar alcohols. 

While you may be familiar with low-calorie sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose, you may not be familiar with sugar alcohols. Let’s take a closer look.

Chocolate Milk: Can a Childhood Fav be Fitness Fuel?

Wake up, check the weather, get dressed and maybe grab some light breakfast. Lace up your shoes and out the door you go. You’re about to start a long run and know what to expect, whether it’s 10 miles or maybe more. Either way, you start running.

Eat This for: Healthy Aging

Aging. It’s something we all experience and can’t avoid. Fortunately, there are things we can do to make sure we stay healthy. Maintaining good health as we age reduces our risk for chronic disease, supports quality of life, helps maintain independence and promotes longevity. Let’s take a look at a few ways to age healthfully.

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What is Sucralose?

Curious about low-calorie sweeteners? You’re not alone. Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s the low-down on sucralose.

What is Sucralose and How is it Different Than Sugar?

Sucralose is derived from sugar, but it’s not digested the same way. Most of the sucralose we consume isn’t digested or absorbed by our bodies. On the other hand, sugar is digested and absorbed, which explains why it contains calories.

Sweet as Sugar?

What’s Up with Protein and Protein Supps?

Chatter about protein and protein supplements have been getting a good deal of attention recently. With so much misinformation about amounts, timing and sources here are the answers to five common questions about this important macronutrient.

What is Stevia Leaf Extract?

Curious about low-calorie sweeteners?  You’re not alone.  Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s the low-down on stevia sweeteners.

What is Stevia Leaf Extract and How is it Different than Sugar?

What is Aspartame?

Curious about low-calorie sweeteners?  You’re not alone.  Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s the low-down on aspartame.

What is Aspartame and Where Did it Come From?

What is Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K)?

Curious about low-calorie sweeteners? You’re not alone. Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s the low-down on acesulfame potassium (Ace-K).

What is Ace-K and How is it Different than Sugar?

Fast Take: Low-Calorie Sweetener Low Down on a Recent Review

If your curiosity about low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) is growing, you’re not alone. We get a lot of questions about them: “Will they help me lose weight? Are they safe? Should I avoid them?”, to cite a few. Researchers have sought to answer such questions through decades of scientific research. For those that follow the field, it seems as though a new study is published every week.

FAST TAKE: Is your fruit juice glass half-empty or half-full?

In case you weren’t paying attention, some juicy news circulated recently. Courtesy of the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), there are new recommendations on fruit juice consumption for infants, toddlers and adolescents.

Juice has historically been a part of almost every child’s diet. But at what age should it be introduced? That’s the main question the AAP answered in their latest report.

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