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How are food and beverage makers combating the obesity epidemic? - video

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recommend consumers eat less than 10 percent of daily calories from added sugars. However, added sugars account on average for more than 13 percent of calories per day in the U.S. population, according to national statistics.

In this video, we examine how increased attention to added sugar intake and consumer demand for sweeteners that are natural, sustainable and healthful provides brands the opportunity to increase use of alternative sweeteners when developing or reformulating products. Clean label alternatives include stevia and stevia combinations, monk fruit, coconut sugar, honey, sugar alcohols, and fruit juices to achieve great taste with less calories.

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