What Does #AddedSugar Mean to You?

addedsugarA majority of us don’t need to know every detail about everything. However, sometimes we need to be more informed to make better decisions. For example, added sugar isn’t a great thing for anybody, diabetes or not. In July 2018, nutrition labels will list ‘added sugars’ separate from ‘total sugars’. What will this mean for you? Some of my friends balk at the indulgence of a yummy drink at Starbucks, after seeing the calories. If history repeats itself, perhaps the food industry will find a way to mask ‘added sugars’ into a new trans ingredient. That’s what they did with saturated fats and the introduction of trans fats. We all know how that turned-out. Don’t manipulate face value for a better perceived result. It’s not worth it.

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