Sweeteners in the Spotlight
So what do the experts say about carbohydrates, sugars, and low-calorie (non-nutritive) sweeteners? An updated position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) was published in May, 2012. After a thorough review, the Academy author and review panel summarized their findings with the following position statement:
It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that consumers can safely enjoy a range of nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners when consumed with an eating plan that is guided by current federal nutrition recommendations, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Dietary Reference Intakes, as well as individual health goals and personal preference.