Life would be boring without a little choice and low- and no-calorie sweeteners are one alternative for individuals looking to enjoy a little sweetness without the calories. Curious about these sweeteners? Check out our three must-know facts below.

Low- and no-calorie sweeteners have been deemed safe by organizations world-wide

 The World Health Organization, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have all stated that low-calorie sweeteners have never been shown to cause disease in people. EFSA went so far as to say the sweetener aspartame is safe for infants, children and pregnant women.

Low- and no-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame, are some of the most-studied ingredients in the world

These ingredients have been studied for decades not only for their safety but also their effectiveness.

Low- and no-calorie beverages can be an effective tool for weight-loss and weight- maintenance

A study published earlier this year in the journal Obesity showed that participants who drank low- and no- calorie beverages versus water alone not only lost weight and kept it off, but reported feeling less hungry.

Find out more about these sweeteners on the Calorie Control Council or on Let’s Clear It Up.