Helpful info for a healthier lifestyle

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Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:39pm
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POSTED BY: Maureen Conway

Have you ever eaten a large meal that was heavy on carbs but low in fiber, fat and protein? Even though you consumed a lot of calories, do you remember feeling hungry just a short while after that meal?

Achieving satiety, aka a feeling of fullness after eating, is critical for staying on track with a healthy weight management plan. If your meals or snacks leave you feeling unsatisfied or hungry shortly afterward, you will be more likely to add unnecessary calories to your diet – which can be a major reason why you have difficulty achieving or maintaining a healthier weight.

If you are able to achieve satiety with each meal or snack you eat, you can focus more on enjoying the foods, feeling full and satisfied for several hours, and avoiding overindulgence. Here are some tips to help you achieve satiety – and thereby maintain a healthy eating plan.

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:19am
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POSTED BY: Maureen Conway

There is an extensive body of scientific research confirming the safety of SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener, and specifically the safety of sucralose, which is the sweetening ingredient in the original SPLENDA® Sweeteners.

Despite this rock-solid safety record, the internet is full of misinformation that has led to myths about SPLENDA® and low-calorie sweeteners in general. The misinformation is often based on research that uses unconventional or poorly designed methods, or draws conclusions which do not correspond with the totality of research that has been conducted.

Sometimes a new study that supposedly challenges decades of scientific research makes headlines. And when positioned as a single “new study” you may be left wondering if it is credible. To clear up any confusion you may have about the well-documented safety of SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener sucralose, here are the facts:   

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:08am
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POSTED BY: Maureen Conway

How We Debunk the Junk: Using Science + Humor to Address Myths about Sucralose

Healthcare practitioners, like myself, turn to evidence-based scientific research for philosophies and viewpoints. There are many different kinds of research studies on low-calorie sweeteners; however, the type and design of these studies, and what research question is being asked, can drastically change what findings mean and how they should be interpreted.

At the SPLENDA® Brand, we point to the more than 100 studies that support the safety of sucralose and the fact that it has been approved by global regulatory bodies (such as the FDA, Health Canada and the European Food Safety Authority) in over 80 countries.

Additionally, independent health authorities, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society support the use of SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a healthy diet.

Despite this overwhelming body of evidence, there is misinformation about sucralose often attributed to research that uses unconventional or poorly designed methods, draws conclusions that don’t match the research question or are erroneously drawn. At the SPLENDA® Brand, we call this junk science.

SPLENDA® Brand is introducing new myth-busting content that “debunks” this junk science, using humor to address poorly-drawn conclusions, click bait headlines, and shaky science communications. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:08am
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POSTED BY: Maureen Conway

A recent study has confirmed previous research findings that the consumption of beverages sweetened with low-calorie sweeteners is associated with healthier diets and overall lower calorie consumption. The study, by Gibson et al., recently published in Nutrientssuggests that using low-calorie sweetened beverages can support a healthy eating pattern. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 8:31am
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POSTED BY: Maureen Conway

The holidays are a great time to get together with friends and family, but too much pie, mashed potatoes and other seasonal treats can lead to the dreaded holiday weight gain, as reflected by responses to this informal online survey. The good news is that even small positive choices we make can really add up to make a difference. One choice commonly recommended by health care organizations is to find ways to cut back on sugary foods and beverages.