Lifestyle Advice

Presenting Polyols: A Sugar Alternative with Sweet Taste & Serious Benefits

Polyols are unique sugar-free sweeteners, offering good clean taste and special advantages for a healthy diet. While polyols are considered “sugar alcohols,” they are not sugars or alcohol. Polyols are low-digestible carbohydrates that can be used in foods as a low-calorie sugar alternative. Unique Benefits Polyols are not fully absorbed and metabolized by the body, … Continue reading

September 10, 2019 Lifestyle Advice

Polyols and Diabetes: How These Low-Calorie Sweeteners Can Help Control Glycemic Index

Millions of Americans are affected by diabetes and more developed the condition every year. During this month, individuals, their communities, and their health care providers raise awareness about diabetes and its implications. Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, nutrition plays an integral role in managing the disease. For both types, maintaining normal … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 Lifestyle Advice

Sugar-Free Treats Can Help Protect Teeth

Adults and kids alike are tempted by loads of sweet treats. Unfortunately, these treats are often packed with sugar, which can be damaging to teeth, especially for children, whose teeth are still developing. Through various programs, the American Dental Association (ADA) encourages good oral hygiene to children, as well as their caregivers and teachers. But … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 Lifestyle Advice

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

(NAPS)—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 … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 Lifestyle Advice

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 … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 Lifestyle Advice