Tag Archives: sugar alternatives

Busting Low-Calorie Sugar Substitute Myths

As you’ve seen in this blog, I deal with a lot of myths and misinformation when it comes to artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame and sucralose. I try to correct them as they come up, but all the nonsense online can be hard to distinguish and remember. So, I thought you all would like a one-stop-shop blog Continue Reading

Got a serious sweet tooth?

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the average American consumes around 22.2 teaspoons of added sugar every day. But AHA guidelines say adult women should limit their intake to 5 teaspoons of sugar per day; for adult men, it’s 9 teaspoons daily; and for children, it’s 3 teaspoons a day. Saying “no” to sweets Continue Reading

Myth Buster: Diet sodas don’t cause weight gain

If you think about it, the myth that diet sodas cause weight gain doesn’t make much sense at all. Something that does not have calories cannot contribute to weight gain. Cutting 150 calories a day from your diet by using light products such as diet soda, light yogurt, low-calorie sweeteners, etc., can help you lose up to Continue Reading

Dieting During the Holidays- Lighten Up

Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner or bringing a few dishes to share, make your recipes healthier with less fat, sugar, and calories. Use fat-free chicken broth to baste the turkey and make gravy. Use sugar substitutes in place of sugar and/or fruit purees instead of oil in baked goods. Reduce oil and butter wherever Continue Reading

Myth Buster: Using low-cal sweeteners during pregnancy

The use of low-calorie sweeteners in pregnancy has been well studied both in humans and in animals. Before approving the currently available low-calorie sweeteners, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that the low-calorie sweeteners are safe for all populations, including special groups such as the elderly, children, and pregnant and lactating women. Further, leading Continue Reading