Sweet and Healthy: What’s New?

Enjoying Sweetness and Weight Loss

From our very first food, the sweetness of a mother’s milk, we’re programmed to appreciate sweet flavours. That’s why most of us enjoy sugary foods and are reluctant to give them up. Nearly two thirds of people are overweight or obese, putting themselves at risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression and osteoarthritis.

Weight loss is also about positive thinking – your mind is the most important tool when losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 


International Sweeteners Association

Are you interested in getting to know more about the use, role and safety of low calorie sweeteners? Then we recommend visiting the International Sweeteners Association’s (ISA) website.

The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is a non-profit making organisation representing manufacturers and users of low calorie sweeteners. It encourages research into and enhances understanding of the role that low calorie sweeteners can play in achieving a balanced diet.

PPT Slide - Food Matters Live London

Hermesetas at Food Matters Live in London

The Hermesetas brand recently featured as part of a Speaker Spot at Food Matters Live on the 21st Nov in London. Food Matters Live is the UK’s only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future.

Emma Derbyshire, who is part of our expert panel, delivered a very engaging piece around ‘Exploring the latest strategies for weight wellness’, where the use of Sweeteners as a way of reducing sugar intakes was suggested as a possible course of action for those seeking a healthier lifestyle and looking to reduce their calorie count. The session generated some good lively debate from an interested audience of 80 industry professionals.