Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe?

Contributor: Mira Ilic, RD, LD Healthy people who are not replacing healthful, nutrient-dense foods with sweets have room for a reasonable amount of nutritive sweeteners (like sugar and honey) in their diet. For people who choose non-nutritive (zero- or very low-calorie) artificial sweeteners, the following are approved for safety by the U.S. Food and Drug … Read More

Sweeteners: Get the Scoop

So many sweeteners — natural, artificial. Zero-calorie, low-calorie, high-calorie. What’s the best way to satisfy your sweet tooth? Below we compare natural and artificial sweeteners, and let you decide. “Sweeteners can be grouped as nutritive (containing calories) or non-nutritive (containing zero or few calories) and as natural or artificial,” explains Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian Mira … Read More