ISELIN, N.J. — The American Diabetes Association has made Domino Foods, maker of Domino Light and C&H Light All Natural Sugar and Stevia blends, its national strategic partner.
"Our Domino and C&H Light products are an all-natural blend of sugar, stevia and natural flavor, with no artificial ingredients. With our light product, you get the authentic sweet taste of sugar, but with only half the calories and carbohydrates per serving. It really is the perfect blend of both worlds," said Brian O'Malley, president and CEO of Domino Foods. "We are very excited about supporting the American Diabetes Association's mission to Stop Diabetes and helping to create more awareness about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle for those affected by diabetes."
According to the American Diabetes Association, experts agree that people with diabetes can substitute small amounts of sugar on special occasions for other foods containing carbohydrates in their meal plans while still keeping blood glucose levels on track. Domino Light and C&H Light have 2 grams of carbohydrates per serving, half the grams and calories of regular sugar.
"If eaten as part of a healthy meal plan and combined with exercise, sweets can be eaten by people with diabetes," says Lurelean B. Gaines, RN, MSN, president, health care and education, American Diabetes Association. "The key is to have a very small portion and save it for special occasions, so you focus your meals on more healthful foods."