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Sweet and Healthy: What’s New?

Sugar and the weight loss battle! V

All low calorie sweeteners sold today on the market have passed a rigorous safety assessment by the European Food Safety Authority and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), which also set the acceptable daily intake levels (ADI).

Dr. Emma Derbyshire from the UK explains: “The ADI is the maximum amount considered safe to consume every day over the course of your lifetime, and this figure also includes a very generous additional safety margin. However, as the ADI is typically much higher than anyone would consume, unlike sugar, there is not such an urgent need to track how much sweetener you consume.”

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Sugar and the weight loss battle! Part III

Our recent research has identified that there are multiple drivers for people dieting:

  • Most wanted to improve their health (53%)
  • Half (51%) wanted to feel better about themselves
  • 47% felt they were carrying too much weight.

However, there are gender differences when it comes to motivations for dieting, with more than a third of women (36%) saying they wanted to lose weight because their clothes were getting tighter, compared to over a quarter of men (27%) who cited this as an issue.

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Enjoying Sweetness and Weight Loss

From our very first food, the sweetness of a mother’s milk, we’re programmed to appreciate sweet flavours. That’s why most of us enjoy sugary foods and are reluctant to give them up. Nearly two thirds of people are overweight or obese,putting themselves at risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression and osteoarthritis.

Weight loss is also about positive thinking – your mind is the most important tool when losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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International Sweeteners Association

Are you interested in getting to know more about the use, role and safety of low calorie sweeteners? Then we recommend visiting the International Sweeteners Association’s (ISA) website.

The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is a non-profit making organisation representing manufacturers and users of low calorie sweeteners. It encourages research into and enhances understanding of the role that low calorie sweeteners can play in achieving a balanced diet.

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