Helpful info for a healthier lifestyle

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Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 6:43pm
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POSTED BY: Keri Gans

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You know what drives me crazy? When misinformation makes it to my patients, especially related to sucralose and other NLCS (no and low calorie sweeteners). There have been news headlines claiming that these rigorously tested sweetening options have adverse impacts on blood glucose regulation, but that just isn’t true.

At a time when tools to reduce calorie and carbohydrate intakes, like SPLENDA® Sweeteners, are needed most, clouding our understanding with claims that aren’t evidence-based makes my job as a credentialed nutrition professional difficult. It also confuses just about everyone else.  

I have some suspicions about how this particular myth that sucralose causes blood sugar to increase began to spread.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 1:46pm
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POSTED BY: Keri Gans

Americans are starting to realize just how much sugar is in our diets! But not all sugar is created equal. Some sugar is naturally occurring in foods like fruits and milk. But then there’s sugar that is added to foods and beverages for taste. Sometimes sugar is added to foods that already have naturally occurring sugars, like yogurt. Some added sugars are in obvious places – we know that there is sugar in drinks like lemonade, in candy, baked goods, and other treats. But there are often sugars added to foods you would never think of – like salad dressing and savory sauces.

Want to reduce the added sugars and calories in your day without sacrificing taste? SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener is challenging you to spot the places in your diet where sugar is added, and identify the occasions where you can easily swap out the added sugar and the calories with the delicious SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener. The goal of this 30 day challenge is to give you the tools to make small changes in your lifestyle that can help you reduce added sugars and calories, without sacrificing taste. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:43am
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POSTED BY: Keri Gans

Nutritionist Keri Gans has partnered with SPLENDA® Brand to shed light on common myths associated with sucralose, the sweetening ingredient in SPLENDA® Sweetener Products.

Unfortunately, artificial sweeteners are one of those food items that get an awfully bad rap without conclusive scientific evidence to back it up. I think too many opinions get woven into statements about them and, professionally speaking, I go where the hard facts take me. Lately, there has been a lot of hyped-up chatter in the media about sucralose, the sweetening ingredient in SPLENDA® Sweetener Products, in regards to cancer and gut microflora.

So, here’s the real deal.