Low Calorie Sweeteners

Blog entry | Mar 15 2017
We all have at least a bit of a sweet tooth, right? Well, most of us deprive ourselves at one time or another out of fear of excess calories. But some people also avoid foods and beverages containing the low-calorie sweetener aspartame because they...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2017
Hardly a month goes by without a new nutrition research study capturing headlines. March is #NationalNutritionMonth, so, of course, another nutrition study (Micha et al.) is in the spotlight. It’s published in the Journal of the American Medical...
Blog entry | Jan 23 2017
"More." It’s an interesting word. Generally speaking, it has a great connotation. More money? Yes, please. More time? That sounds terrific, thank you. When it comes to food issues, however, more doesn’t always seem better. A study recently published...
Blog entry | Jan 10 2017
January is usually filled with optimism. But this year, not so much. No, I’m not talking about politics, but I am talking about a new perspective recently published online in PLoS Medicine in which the authors campaign hard against consuming low-...
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Article | Oct 04 2016
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Blog entry | Sep 01 2016
Labor Day weekend is upon us, and it’s been a long, hot summer. So hot, in fact, that July 2016 has been declared the hottest July on record. The issue of global warming is an important one, but that’s not the reason I brought up temperature. For...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2016
Here we go again. Another day, another headline touting questionable science. This time, findings in a study published in Cell Metabolism suggest that consuming sucralose might increase appetite.  This is important because low-calorie sweeteners (...
Blog entry | Feb 08 2016
Every so often, we read a new study that challenges what decades of research have demonstrated. While it makes for great headlines, we’re often left wondering: is it credible? The latest challenge comes on the safety of low-calorie sweeteners, one...
Blog entry | Oct 05 2015
This week, with the release of Soda Politics, the Food Insight team consulted our e-readers. ‘Soda’ is one of those words that can be very divisive among dietitians, like those on the Food Insight team, and nutrition enthusiasts, like myself. In the...
Blog entry | Aug 18 2015
Each week, it seems a different nutritional topic – sweeteners, caffeine, food coloring, salt, carbs, or fat – is in the headlines. Is it good for you? Should you avoid it? Usually the advice changes before you can get to the grocery store. It’s no...
Blog entry | Aug 12 2015
Several studies published recently in reputable scientific journals point to evidence that low-calorie sweeteners can be a part of an overall weight management plan.  Studies Tip the Scales in Favor of Low-Calorie Sweeteners [INFOGRAPHIC] from...
Blog entry | Aug 06 2015
  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sets an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for many ingredients, including low-calorie sweeteners. See how they figure it out in this new infographic.
Blog entry | Jul 07 2015
You can balance diabetes and a sweet tooth. Find out how low-calorie sweeteners can be a helpful tool:     Learn more: Facts about Low-Calorie Sweeteners War on Food Science: Part 3 – Low-Calorie Sweetener (from the FACTS Network) Use of Low-...
Blog entry | Jun 25 2015
Get a snapshot on how low-calorie sweeteners can make splurges more sensible for those with diabetes or watching their calories.   How to Make Splurges Sensible from Food Insight   Learn more: Facts about Low-Calorie Sweeteners War on Food...
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Article | Sep 17 2014
Low-calorie sweeteners have a long history of safe use in a variety of foods and beverages, ranging from soft drinks to puddings and candies to table-top sweeteners. They are some of the most studied and reviewed food ingredients in the world today...

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