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Foods, Beverages and Aspartame
Foods, Beverages and Aspartame
By Nancy Schwartz
July 30, 2008
Health and regulatory authorities in more than 130 countries around the world have concluded that aspartame is a safe sweetener for use in numerous foods and beverages, including diet soft drinks.
Drinking Those Holiday Calories
Drinking Those Holiday Calories
By Mary Lee Chin, MS, RD
November 16, 2011
It’s not only the fruitcake and fudge. Those holiday drinks can pack on the calories too. A glass of wine may contribute more to your waistline than the Christmas cookies with the same number of calories.
Comparing Studies on Kidney Safety
Comparing Studies on Kidney Safety
By Keith Ayoob
January 6, 2010
With previous studies showing the safety of sweeteners with kidney function, how does this latest study compare? And is any new information brought forward?
Concerns about Aspartame in Schools Put to Rest
Concerns about Aspartame in Schools Put to Rest
By Nancy Schwartz, PhD
August 8, 2009
The entire matter of what beverages should be available for children to buy at school seems to be fraught with controversy and confusion.
Pregnancy and Aspartame
Pregnancy and Aspartame
By Nancy Anderson
March 11, 2008
Is aspartame safe for pregnant women? According to human studies, aspartame is safe for pregnant women and does not pose any risk to the unborn baby.
Aspartame and Weight Loss
Aspartame and Weight Loss
By Molly Gee
February 6, 2008
A total diet makeover is difficult. Making small changes, like replacing regular sweetened soda with sodas sweetened with aspartame, saves about 125 calories per can. So in one week, this one change -- using diet sodas -- can save a total of 875 calories.
Questions from the ARC Hotline: Aspartame-Sweetened Products
Questions from the ARC Hotline: Aspartame-Sweetened Products
By Gail Frank
April 15, 2007
It is estimated that aspartame is an ingredient in more than 6,000 products worldwide. Knowing the general categories of foods commonly sweetened with aspartame is a good guide for healthcare professionals who educate their patients about calorie control with sweet-tasting foods.
Questions from ARC Hotline: Aspartame and Weight Loss
Questions from ARC Hotline: Aspartame and Weight Loss
By Althea Zanecosky, MS, RD, LDN
December 5, 2006
Consumers who are trying to lose weight or maintain weight loss should be happy to learn that recent scientific evidence found that the use of aspartame as a sugar substitute to reduce the calorie content of foods and beverages can help people lose weight.
Questions from ARC Hotline: Aspartame Safety
Questions from ARC Hotline: Aspartame Safety
By Jennie McCary
April 11, 2007
The Internet abounds with myths surrounding aspartame, making it difficult for consumers to decipher fact from fiction. Despite the controversy, aspartame is one of the most widely studied ingredients in our food supply, with hundreds of scientific studies documenting its safety.
Questions from ARC Hotline: Aspartame and the Breakdown
Questions from ARC Hotline: Aspartame and the Breakdown
By Molly Gee
February 20, 2007
During digestion, aspartame breaks down into three components (aspartic acid, phenylalanine and a small amount of methanol), which are then absorbed into the blood and used in normal body processes. The amounts of these components from aspartame are small.