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Entries in Artificial Sweeteners (3)

Sunday
Sep202009

Non-Calorie Sweeteners: Pros and Cons

The use of sugar and sugar alternatives is one of the most debated areas of nutrition today. It is also an area of significant confusion. More of the population today understands the negative impact of consuming excess sugar, whether it is in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose, or other "natural" sugars. One alternative is nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS). In considering the use of nonnutritive sweeteners, people are confronted with very opposing viewpoints. To make this even more complicated...

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Sunday
Sep062009

Non-Calorie Sweeteners: Do they support weight loss?

Last week, we looked at whether nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS) affect hunger. As we saw, research shows an increase only in some individuals, and only when the NNS are consumed in sweet beverages on their own, without the consumption of any calorie containing foods. For the most part, NNS do not affect hunger, but do they actually support weight loss? We'll take a look at this today.

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Sunday
Aug302009

Artificial Sweeteners: Do they increase appetite?

Last week's article discussed sugar consumption and its impact on health. The next day, Monday (August 24), the American Heart Association released a report recommending a reduction in sugar consumption for the US population. The idea of cutting back on sugar sounds easy for those who consume small amounts of sugar. However, for those who have been consuming larger amounts, it may be easier said than done. One way to transition from the use of large amounts of added sugars may be the use of similar foods or beverages which contain non-caloric sweeteners...

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