The FDA has decided to change the nutrition labels to show the % daily value of sugar in foods and drink. Good decision?
Does that include high fructose corn syrup? That would be a great addition.
Yes, counts as sugar.
Meh. Unless they don't show grams anymore. Diabetics operate on a slightly different level.
Information is good
Wait does that mean % instead of grams? I don't like that.
It's OK, except that people sometimes don't understand the standard diet thing to begin with, and I don't know how you'd figure a "standard" amount for sugar, anyway.
But I don't care, as long as they continue to list the GRAMS of sugar. That's
really the only pertinent figure for me (although given total carbohydrates & grams of fiber, I don't actually need it).
But it might be good for people to know that certain foods, like their breakfast cereal, has a VERY high proportion of DV.
Any information is better than none, PROVIDED it is possible to determine a correct DV for sugar. It's been determined for protein, but sugar is a carbohydrate which means just energy. How do you determine a DV?
Show both. Diets vary.
Seems like a great idea, hopefully it comes quick.