The New Proposed Food Label Will Make Your Life Easier

How?

Because now there will be a new line that will tell us how much “ADDED SUGARS” there are in a serving.

Here’s what the proposed label looks like:

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This is actually really cool, because with the current label you have to go digging through the list of ingredients to see if any sugar has been added. No more hiding!

Now you may be asking “What’s the big deal anyway? I mean there is sugar in fruit and other natural foods, right?”

That is true, but let nutritionist (and one of my mentors) Georgie Fear explain the critical difference:

“Sugar is just sugar when it comes to calories per gram. If we back up though and look at where people get their sugars from, people drinking milk and eating bananas are healthier and leaner than those whom are eating Twizzlers for the same amount of sugar. We can presume this comes from differences in appetite satisfaction between whole foods and added sugar foods, but in the long run, the FDA uses a research evidence base to back up their recommendations, as does the WHO. And the evidence shows that eating sugars found naturally in foods doesn’t correlate with or associate with the same health problems, so it’s only evidence based to limit added sugars.” – Georgie Fear, RD, CSSD

In other words while the calories in different types of sugars in different foods are no different, the health and body composition differences are worlds apart. Kudos to the FDA for helping consumers make better choices.

So what do you think, is the new label going to make it easier for you to eat healthier?

Let me know in the comments below.

Coach Dean

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