Polyols Not Among Sweeteners to Be Labeled as Added Sugars

On May 27, 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published their final rule on nutrition labeling. In the next few years, consumers can expect new product information labels, with the FDA mandating changes by July 2018 or July 2019. With this change, some manufacturers may choose to reformulate products, especially those sensitive to the new requirements of “added sugar,” with other sweeteners such as polyols.>> More

Sweet News for your Sweet Tooth

Here’s something to smile about: You can enjoy sweet tasting cakes, candies and drinks without risking your smile. That’s because sugar-free foods and beverages can be made with sugar replacers known as polyols, or sugar alcohols. These are a group of low-digestible carbohydrates that taste like sugar but, according to both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Dental Association (ADA), can help you avoid tooth decay. >> More

To Boost Your Health, Consider Your Glycemic Response

While most people consider their weight, their blood pressure or their running time when they think about their health, one important parameter is often overlooked: their glycemic response. The glycemic response is used as a way to classify foods based on their potential to increase blood glucose (blood sugar), as the glycemic response is the measure of the impact of a particular food on blood sugar. >> More

Watching Your Weight? Look For Polyols In Your Food To Cut The Sugar, Not The Flavor

There’s good news for those who want to reduce the amount of sugar in their diet and still satisfy their craving for the taste of something sweet. Many food products are made with polyols, a group of reduced-calorie sweeteners. These sugar alternatives are being used as ingredients in a wide range of foods including ice cream, chocolates, baked goods and more. >> More

Reading Sweet News On Nutrition Labels

While it might not be on any best-seller lists, a food label’s “Nutrition Facts” can make LM0042for a great read. Reading food labels can tell you important information about what’s in the product you’re about to put in your mouth. For example, on sugar-free food packages, you should look for such statements as “sugar free” or “reduced calorie” if improved health and weight control are of interest to you. >> More