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Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes

Drink Spotlight: New Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes


Deliciously Crafted Meal or Snack Replacement by Splenda is Packed with Flavor, Protein and Key Vitamins Needed for Diabetes Management

INDIANAPOLIS, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Splenda® Brand, the #1 sweetener brand recommended by healthcare professionals*, today announced the launch of Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes, the first and only no added sugar§ shakes specifically designed to help manage blood sugar and support the needs of people managing diabetes and prediabetes§§. The shakes serve as a delicious meal or snack replacement and are packed with protein and key ingredients needed for diabetes management.

Each deliciously smooth and creamy shake contains 16g of high-quality protein which is 60% more than the leading diabetes shake, slow-digesting carbohydrates, and good-for-you fats. This combination works to help individuals manage blood sugar and help reduce blood sugar spikes, and to stay full longer. Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes are high in fiber, soy free, gluten free and suitable for lactose intolerance.

As industry experts in cutting calories and carbohydrates from sugar without cutting taste, Splenda has developed the first and only no added sugar diabetes shake that's bursting with flavor. The line is available in three unique flavors that are consumer-preferred over others - Milk Chocolate, which features a rich and velvety chocolate profile, French Vanilla, which is reminiscent of a perfect smooth and creamy milkshake, and another first for the category, Strawberry Banana, which presents a tasty balance of both strawberry and banana. The line also boasts a cleaner label than other shakes, focusing on quality ingredients and key vitamins and minerals specifically needed for diabetes management.

"For decades, people managing diabetes and prediabetes have chosen to make Splenda part of their everyday life. As a partner to the diabetes community, we're proud to introduce a new product line specifically designed for people managing blood sugar," said Beth Ruge, Director of Healthcare Professional Marketing, Nutrition Science and Professional Affairs at Splenda. "Splenda has always upheld the promise to offer a variety of products that help consumers achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle without sacrificing taste and our new Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes deliver on that promise as well."

Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes will be available online on Amazon, Walmart and Sam's Club as well as in-store at retailers including H-E-B, Winn-Dixie, BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket, Lowes Foods and Food City. The line will be available in 6-packs in stores and online (MSRP $9.99+) and 24-packs online only (MSRP $29.99+). To learn more about Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes visit https://shop.splenda.com/collections/splenda-diabetes-care-shakes.

About the Splenda® Brand
Based outside of Indianapolis, Heartland Food Products Group is a global leader in the production of low-calorie sweetener products, creamers, beverage concentrates, coffee, and nutritional drinks made in the USA. Visit Heartland at www.heartlandfpg.com. The SPLENDA® Brand is the most recognizable and iconic low-calorie sweetener ("LCS") brand in the world, having sold more than 100 billion yellow packets since its launch in 1991. Today, the SPLENDA® Brand is the clear #1 LCS brand in the USA and actively supports healthcare professionals counseling clients to reduce added sugar, manage weight and diabetes, and live an overall healthier lifestyle.

*Among healthcare professionals clinically treating patients
§Not a low calorie food
Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes contain 16g of high-quality protein, a unique blend of slow-digesting carbohydrates and good-for-you monounsaturated fats to help manage blood sugar and reduce blood sugar spikes
§§ Compared to other diabetes specific shake formulas
Compared to leading diabetes shake brand

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Bar Spotlight: ZenoBar Startup by Diabetic Founders Offers New Bars With 3-4 Net Carbs


SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Zeno Nutrition has introduced three new flavors -- Strawberry Nut, Almond Nut, and Cocoa Chip -- which feature a delicious selection of nuts and seeds while keeping the bars' ultra-low net carbs and keto status. ZenoBars remain unique among the legion of energy bars through their use of the revolutionary sweetener allulose and a resistant dextrin binder made from organic tapioca. The result is a bar with the sweetness of sugar but with a minimal effect on blood sugar or insulin levels.

ZenoBars are available at Amazon.com and zenobar.com as 3-packs, 6-packs, 12-packs, and 24-packs.

ZenoBar is the first vegan energy bar specifically targeting tens of millions of people with low-glucose goals -- pre-diabetics, diabetics, and those following a ketogenic, low-carb, or paleo diet. ZenoBar's two diabetic cofounders tested over 2,000 different recipes for glycemic impact using their glucose meters.

The natural flavors in ZenoBars come from pure plant ingredients including diced almonds and pecans, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, cocoa powder, and organic strawberries.

Key attributes of ZenoBars:

  • Keto
  • Vegan
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy-free
  • Dairy-free
  • 3-4 net carbs
  • 8 grams fiber

"At ZenoBar, we are on a mission to help spread the health benefits of a plant-based, low-carb lifestyle," said Russell Long, a cofounder of the company in San Francisco. "A high-fiber, low net-carb diet helps keep blood sugars low and supports long-term health."

Susan Papuga, the Chicago based cofounder, said, "Because of our sensitivity to carbs it was easy to see the glycemic effect from different ingredients and other brands of bars. ZenoBar has the lowest glucose response of any bar we've tried."

About Zeno Nutrition
Zeno Nutrition was first conceived by Russell Long, Ph.D., an environmental activist, entrepreneur, and former America's Cup skipper, and Susan Papuga, a vegan health advocate who worked diligently to create the Zeno formulas. They were astounded by the number of energy bars in the market which spiked their blood sugars and set out to make a bar that helps keep insulin and glucose levels low and slow. Thousands of test strips later, ZenoBars were given a thumbs up by members of our keto and diabetic communities.

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Black Tea May Fight Off Diabetes

A new study has linked a lower risk of type 2 diabetes to black tea consumption

At this rate, we expect anyone who regularly drinks green or black tea to become bionic from all their health benefits. The good news keeps rolling in: those who regularly drink black tea have a lower risk of diabetes.

The study analyzed 50 countries with the most black tea consumption, reports WebMD. The countries that drank the most black tea? Ireland, the U.K., and Turkey. Based on a mathematical mode to determine black tea consumption and the link between various diseases — cardiovascular disease, cancer, respitory and infectious diseases — those countries have much lower levels of type 2 diabetes.

Of course, this isn't strong enough research to prove a cause and effect relationship, but it's still hopeful news. The Atlantic points out that black tea is chock-full of flavanoids that are good for the pancreas, which could be the reason for a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Black tea is also more highly fermented than green tea or white tea, says WebMD, and the brewing process releases some of those flavanoids. Either way, we'll take a sip to this news.

Full Article @ TDM

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Can Berry Wine Treat Type 2 Diabetes?

In the test-tube study, researchers compared the nutritional value of 19 different wines and found a blueberry-blackberry blend to be most effective for blocking carb activity. They identified a compound that can help decrease blood sugar as it blocks enzymes that regulate carbohydrate absorption in the blood.

Scientists then compared the carb-blocking powers of two wine enzymes — alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase — to a commonly prescribed diabetes drug acarbose, manufactured by Bayer as Precose. One enzyme was 91.8 percent as effect as acarbose in blocking carb absorption while the other was actually more effective than the prescription drug. According to the National Institutes of Health, acarbose is an effective diabetes treatment because it slows the breakdown of food into glucose. Slowing food digestion is key to maintaining blood sugar levels after a meal.

Full Article @ EverydayHealth

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Nail Polish, Hairspray Linked to Diabetes

Bad news for the well manicured: If the cosmetics you slather yourself with contain phthalates, you may be more likely to get type 2 diabetes. A new study finds a link between the man-made chemicals—which can mimic human hormones and are found in everything from nail polish to shampoo to hairspray—and the disease. Women ages 20 to 80 were studied, and those whose urine contained the highest concentration of the chemicals were almost twice as likely to have diabetes as those with the lowest concentrations.

Even those with moderately high levels had an increased risk of about 70%, the Daily Mail reports. Researchers hypothesize that phthalates might mess with the metabolism of fat tissue, thus leading to insulin resistance, often a precursor to diabetes. But your self-tanner and moisturizer may not be doing all the damage: The researchers did note that phthalates aren't exclusively used in cosmetics; you'll find them in everything from vinyl flooring to food packaging to toys. You can tell if your favorite soap contains phthalates by reading the label's ingredients list.

Full Article @ Newser

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