Thursday, August 28, 2008

Day 151- Nutrition Bite

"Reduced Sugar" and "Sugar Free" labeling is a myth. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows the "reduced sugar" term on products with 25% or less sugar than leading brands. For example, reduced sugar Coco-Cola must have 25% less sugar than regular Coca-Cola, but reduced sugar Coca-Cola can still contain 75% sugar. Sugar-free foods can legally contain trace amounts of sugar (less than .5grams per serving), according to the FDA. The FDA sets food labeling guidelines.
-by Connie Clement from the Sugar Shock

Sugar Preacher's Experience

The best method is to cook from scratch. However, time is limited in our fast-paced world. I suggest reading labels religiously. I often prepare foods from home and eat 5-7 servings of vegetables and fruits a day. By eating these vegetable and fruit servings, I don't have room for garbage food. Try more vegetables and fruits in your diet to eliminate the labeling misconceptions.

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