Why RDs Warn About Misleading Sugar Labels

 

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Registered dietitians explain why limiting added sugar intake is important and how to read labels carefully. THE CASE FOR CUTTING BACK ON ADDED SUGAR Unlike natural sugars found in fruit and dairy (which are loaded with nutritious vitamins and nutrients), added sugar is added during food processing and is devoid of nutrients. – In response to an announcement made by the American Medical Association to create front-of-package food warning labels that would mislead consumers, the Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine PhD, RD, issued the following statement: “The new nutrition facts label will now include added sugars, giving consumers the access to the amount [ ]. There was a review of the product labels conducted to identify products that had sugar claims. The sugar claims included from FLIP 2013 were “no added sugar,” “reduced in sugar,” “unsweetened,” and “sugar free.” Free sugar content was defined by WHO and was calculated using University of Toronto’s decision algorithm.

Why ‘sugar free’ and ‘low calorie’ labels are misleading. 17 Mar, 2017 1:40pm. 6 minutes to read. but if you look at the nutrition label, you’ll see that it’s pure sugar. So, wait, explain please why maple syrup and honey can be thought of has having ANY added sugar and needing it listed on the sugar-added label. Scarecrow Repair & Chippering September.15.2018 at 9. A California state senator wants to make his state the first in the nation to require warning labels on soda and other sugary drinks, a proposal called “misleading” by beverage industry officials.

The text-only warning label was worded in the following way: “WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.” The graphic warning label. Food labeling benefits. Research supports the idea that the Nutrition Facts label helps consumers make informed decisions about food.Studies have shown that 76 percent of adults read the label when purchasing packaged foods, and that more 60 percent of consumers use the information about sugar that the label provides.

Shutterstock / JohnKwan Nutrition label focused on Trans Fat content. When we want to prepare healthy meals for ourselves and our families, we look for food labels like “whole grain,” “low fat,” and “sugar free.” But could a seemingly healthy nutrition label be misleading you? We looked into some common food label terms, plus the regulations behind them, to find out what’s really. Why Food Labels Are So Misleading Even when accurate, they may not reflect good choices. By Rashelle Brown Contributing Writer February 4, 2016.

By Rashelle Brown; February 4, 2016.

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Many manufacturers’ labels are misleading and the term ‘sugar-free’ may fail to report substantial quantities of sorbitol (Ruecker

“Genetic Diseases of the Kidney” by Richard P. Lifton, Stefan Somlo, Gerhard H. Giebisch, Donald W. Seldin
from Genetic Diseases of the Kidney
by Richard P. Lifton, Stefan Somlo, et. al.
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What is misleading is the very idea that there could be a free market in sugar.

“Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity” by Professor and Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies Timothy Mitchell, Timothy Mitchell
from Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity
by Professor and Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies Timothy Mitchell, Timothy Mitchell
University of California Press, 2002

This is due in part to the power of the sugar industry, which, just as was seen in the past with the tobacco industry, has managed to thwart efforts by government health agencies to issue any official warnings about sugar consumption.

“Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever” by Ray Kurzweil, Terry Grossman
from Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever
by Ray Kurzweil, Terry Grossman
Rodale Books, 2010

Just as they did with packaging health claims, food manufacturers foundaloophole in the FDA ingredientlist guidelines, and they got pretty creative with the terms they used to identify sugar.

“Sugar Free 3: The Simple 3-Week Plan for More Energy, Better Sleep & Surprisingly Easy Weight Loss!” by Michele Promaulayko
from Sugar Free 3: The Simple 3-Week Plan for More Energy, Better Sleep & Surprisingly Easy Weight Loss!
by Michele Promaulayko
Galvanized Media, 2019

In 2016 the FDA announced an update to the label, requiring “Added Sugars” to be added to enable consumers to be aware of the amount of sugar added to the product during the processing of foods (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2016).

“Invitation to Holistic Health” by Charlotte Eliopoulos
from Invitation to Holistic Health
by Charlotte Eliopoulos
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2017
from 1923 the consumption figures express the estimated equivalent in sugar exceeding 989 polarisation of all sugar refined and unrefined (including sugar in composite articles) entered for home consumption, less sugar re-exported on drawback (including sugar in composite articles).

“British Historical Statistics” by B. R. Mitchell, BRIAN S. MITCHELL, Cambridge University Press
from British Historical Statistics
by B. R. Mitchell, BRIAN S. MITCHELL, Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press, 1988

Therefore, any labeling of products with fructose stating “no sugar added” can be considered misleading.

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from Food Engineering Aspects of Baking Sweet Goods
by Servet Gulum Sumnu, Serpil Sahin
CRC Press, 2008

Other studies show that the consumption of beverages sweetened with fructose or HFCS is causing diabetes (Koning L, et al, 2011) (Gross LS, et al, 2004).

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from Problem-Free Diabetes: Controlling Diabetes With the Help of The Power of Your Metabolism
by Frank Suarez
Frank Suarez, 2016

Actually, some of the warnings about sugar have been overstated.

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from Linda Page’s Healthy Healing: A Guide To Self-Healing For Everyone
by Linda Page
Healthy Healing Publications, 2004

The US DGA recommend that less than 10% of caloric intake is derived from “added” sugar, whereas the WHO guideline states that less than 10% of calories should come from “free” sugar.

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Alexia Lewis RD

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  • I live in the southwest been exposed to plenty of Sun smoking cigarettes cigars in pipe tobacco not to mention marijuana 2011 years old been drinking excessively not to mention distilling since I was 19 years old no 36 and still don’t have cancer so what the f***

  • This kid will forever hate this news network for telling his mom that he basically won’t be able to eat Nutella with bread for breakfast ever again

  • Imagine a random guy comes to your house and tells your mom that Nutella is unhealthy and then your mom does give you nutella every morning. Tbh i’ll be pretty pissed

  • I was going to buy a frying pan and that “this object is known to the state of California to cause cancer”wtf does a cast iron frying pan have substances that cause cancer to california the label are even on brass door hinges…brass literally the safest metal hell it is so safe it kills bacteria that why we use it for taps