New studies on low- and no-calorie sweeteners, and foods and beverages that contain them, seem to be published all the time. And they are often reported on in a way that makes things even more confusing. It can be hard to sift through all of the information out there to get to the truth. What you may not know so well is how beneficial – and safe – beverages with low- and no-calorie sweeteners can be.

In fact, these ingredients can be a useful tool for people who are trying to manage their weight, according to studies. Registered dietitian and diabetes educator Hope Warshaw recommends low- and no- calorie beverages as a good alternative to water, according to this article in the Washington Post.

Not only do they provide benefit, they have also repeatedly been deemed safe by various organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

So next time you feel thirsty – or you want something sweet, a low- or no-calorie beverage is a perfectly fine option. Just remember that the science is clear – they are perfectly fine to drink and can help you manage your weight. More questions?  You can always check out for more information on the science behind our industry’s beverages and their ingredients.