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The following matrix illustrates which fat replacers are used, or may be used in the future, in major food categories. Note that in some cases the fat replacer may be the only ingredient necessary to achieve the desired function, while in other cases, a combination of ingredients (e.g., one or more...
Most Popular Reduced-Fat Products   % Reduced-Fat ConsumersSkim or low-fat milk62Salad dressings, sauces or mayonnaise56Cheese/dairy products (yogurt, sour cream)50Margarine44Chips/snack foods40Meat products39Ice cream/frozen desserts36Cakes/baked goods32Dinner entrees30Candy18...
Why People Use Reduced-Fat Products % Reduced-Fat ConsumersTo stay in better overall health70To eat or drink healthier foods and beverages57To reduce fat57To reduce calories51To reduce cholesterol49To maintain current weight47To maintain an attractive physical appearance43To reduce weight38For...
Converting 30% of Total Calories to Grams of Fat†Total Daily Calories30% of CaloriesGrams of Fat (at 30% of calories)1000 calories/day300 calories= 33 grams fat1500 calories/day450 calories= 50 grams fat2000 calories/day*600 calories= 65 grams fat2500 calories/day**750 calories= 80 grams...
Chef Marilyn HarrisMarilyn has created a luscious assortment of recipes for lighter snack attacks.
Try these delicious versions of some of your favorite recipes made over for your health:
What are polyols? Polyols are sugar-free sweeteners. Polyols are carbohydrates but they are not sugars. They are used cup-for-cup [volume-for-volume] in the same amount as sugar is used, unlike acesulfame potassium, aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose which are used in very small amounts. What...
Provided by the Food and Drug Administration Via E-Mail January 27, 1999The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has recently received numerous requests for information and evaluation regarding an article attributed to a Ms. Nancy Markle. In that article Ms....
ATLANTA (January 13, 2005) –The newly updated 2005 Dietary Guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of U.S. Health & Human Services (HHS) advise people to balance their calories and incorporate physical activity as two key strategies for weight control...
ATLANTA (February 17, 2005) According to government officials, obesity is at an all time high and is one of the biggest threats to the health of adults and children. Sucralose, a no-calorie sweetener used in thousands of low-calorie and sugar-free products, and Splenda Brand® Sweetener are...
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