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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...
ATLANTA (March 2, 2005) – New research published in the Journal of Food Science indicates that people who use low-calorie, sugar-free foods and beverages have better quality diets. Researchers studied more than 1,000 adults and found that those who incorporated reduced-calorie products...
Calorie Control Council Supports Message of Balancing Calorie Intake and Physical ActivityATLANTA (April 19, 2005) – The new Food Guidance System from the U.S. Department of Agriculture focuses on balancing the foods people eat with physical activity, a message the Calorie Control Council...
Consumers and Health Professionals Now Have a Resource for the Facts about the Sweetener SucraloseATLANTA (May 2, 2005) - Accurate and credible information on sucralose, a no-calorie sweetener, is now available on the Web via a new site - www.sucralose.org .The site:Provides consumers and health...
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