Nonnutritive sweeteners are zero- or low-calorie alternatives to nutritive sweeteners. A nutritive sweetener adds calories or nutrients, in addition to the sweetness. Nonnutritive sweeteners have a wide variety of applications—from beverages to baked goods. There are conflicting recommendations regarding nonnutritive sweeteners. Some organizations endorse the safety of nonnutritive sweeteners, while others recommend limiting their use. In recent years, nonnutritive sweeteners have been hypothesized to contribute to weight gain. How true is this, and what’s the potential mechanism at play? Join Courtney Lee, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT, CFCS to find out.
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