SweetLeaf® Stevia Applauds New Dietary Guidelines Limiting Sugars

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2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans focus on bettering the health of Americans of all ages

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The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that less than 10% of daily calories should come from added dietary sugars.

Wisdom Natural Brands®, makers of the sugar alternative SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener, welcomes last week’s publication of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, provided by the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). High on the list of the suggested path to healthier eating habits is the limitation of daily sugar intake. The guidelines recommend that less than 10% of daily calories should come from added dietary sugars*.

“Making the world a sweeter place is at the heart of Wisdom Natural Brands and SweetLeaf. This report echoes our mission to bring consumers a sugar alternative they can trust. SweetLeaf Stevia is dedicated to offering better-for-you products that meet the changing lifestyles of Americans and their families,” said Michael P. May, Ph.D., COO of Wisdom Natural Brands.

These newly revised guidelines mark a switch in thinking in our culture and in the government. According to Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, in the past, suggestions about what people should be eating were not grounded in scientific evidence.1 The Eighth Edition of the Dietary Guidelines, however, takes an informed, critical, and transparent review of prevailing research to deliver evidence-based nutrition recommendations to the general public.

Since its founding, SweetLeaf has shared a similar mission to make the world a sweeter place, while offering consumers an alternative to sugars and artificial sweeteners. The SweetLeaf® Stevia family of sweeteners is a zero calorie, zero carb, gluten-free way to keep delicious sweetness in foods, beverages, and recipes while still limiting added dietary sugars. SweetLeaf continues to win international awards for taste and innovation.

  • SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener: A kitchen table staple with no artificial ingredients for all sweetening needs, available in a user-friendly shaker or boxes of 35 or 70 packets. SweetLeaf also has an Organic option, certified by QAI.
  • SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™: These liquid stevia sweeteners come in 20 flavors that can punch up the sweetness and flavor of anything and everything from morning oatmeal, to an afternoon yogurt, or a sweet dessert to finish off the day. Sweet Drops are also kosher, with no sugars and no artificial sweeteners. The possibilities are truly limitless.
  • SweetLeaf Water Drops™: An easy, sugar-free way to take water from boring to wow with just a simple squeeze. Available in four, fruit-flavored blends: Peach Mango, Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Kiwi, and Lemon Lime.

For the full 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans visit: http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/.

*Added sugars refers to sugars or syrups that are added to foods when they are processed or prepared. They do not refer to naturally occurring sugars in milk, vegetables, or fruits.
1 National Alliance for Hispanic Health

About Wisdom Natural Brands®
Gilbert, Arizona-based Wisdom Natural Brands® is the parent company of two highly respected and award-winning consumer brands: SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener and Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas. SweetLeaf® is the natural stevia sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates, non-glycemic response, no sugars and NO artificial sweeteners. The only stevia brand to be named a Top Wellness Company and to consistently win numerous global awards for taste and innovation, SweetLeaf is sold in boxes containing 35 or 70 packets, as well as in SweetLeaf Stevia® Shaker jars for easy home use and SweetLeaf SteviaTabs™ Dissolvable Tablets for on-the-go use. SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener is available in both natural and QAI certified organic. Offering consumers additional high-quality choices, SweetLeaf Organics are sold in 35 and 70 count packet boxes and shaker jars. SugarLeaf®, also by Wisdom, bonds SweetLeaf Stevia® and cane sugar for a low-calorie sugar alternative that is perfect for baking and cooking. SugarLeaf has 2/3 fewer calories than sugar. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™ add flavor without calories or carbohydrates to favorite foods and beverages. Sweet Drops™ also have NO artificial sweeteners. SweetLeaf® Water Drops™ add delicious natural flavor to plain or sparkling water. For more information about SweetLeaf products, recipes, the new SweetLeaf cookbook, Cooking with SweetLeaf Stevia®, and more, visit ShopSweetLeaf.com.

Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas, from energizing Yerba Maté Royale® to calming Rooibos and Sympacho®, are available in tea bags and come in a variety of refreshing flavors. Select varieties are also available with a touch of calorie-free stevia sweetener.

Wisdom of the Ancients also produces Cream of Coco™, a natural, sustainable bar soap derived from Mbocaya, an edible nut grown on the Paraguayan coco tree. Cream of Coco is great for all skin types and is ideal as a face and body wash. It’s even gentle enough for hand washing delicate fabrics.

SweetLeaf and Wisdom of the Ancients products can be purchased online at ShopSweetLeaf.com or at grocery and health food stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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