Spring is here and some people are already looking forward to their summer and beach vacations. If you are trying to cut calories in anticipation of the summer months, remember America’s beverage companies offer a wide variety of low- and no-calorie products that can help you reach your goal. These products have been proven to be successful in both weight loss and weight maintenance.

Low- and no-calorie sweeteners are some of the most researched ingredients in the world. Substantial research, including human clinical trials, support the safety and efficacy of low- and no-calorie sweeteners. The CHOICE study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, confirms that low- and no-calorie beverages can be an important tool in helping reduce calories. Additionally, a study published in the journal Obesity in 2016 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.

The World Health Organization, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority have all deemed low- and no-calorie sweeteners as safe for use in foods and beverages.

Whether in a beverage, yogurt or candy, low- and no-calorie sweeteners are safe to consume and can help you manage your weight. Check out LetsClearItUp.org for more information on the science behind your food and drinks.