Low- and no-calorie sweeteners found in many beverages contain few, if any, calories. This can help people reduce their calorie intakes and aid them in maintaining a healthy weight. They have also been proven safe for consumption time and again. Regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority, support the safety of low-calorie sweeteners used in thousands of foods and beverages.

A recent British study, and published in Nutrients, confirms previous research findings which have shown that replacing caloric beverages with low- and no-calorie beverages is associated with lower calorie and lower added sugar intake overall and can be a useful tool for weight management. Researchers concluded that the low- and no-calorie beverage consumers “do not compensate for sugar or energy deficits by consuming more sugary foods.”

Here in the United States, a study conducted by one of the beverage industry’s biggest critics found similar results.

Low- and no-calorie sweeteners are a safe and effective way to cut calories out of your diet. Have more questions about diet beverages and their ingredients? Visit LetsClearItUp.org and get the facts.