Harvard Health Letter

Why will the new food labels highlight added sugars?

Ask the doctor Q. The new Nutrition Facts label is supposed to highlight “added sugars” in foods. Can you explain what they are and why they’re important? A. Manufacturers add sugar to many types of food, not only candy and soda, but even salad dressings, crackers, yogurt, bread, spaghetti sauce, and cereals. These sugars aren’t distinguished on food labels; only total sugar content is listed, including sugars naturally present in…

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