The NEW Nutrition Facts Label(what’s changing)
Provided By Westfalia Technology
Have you seen the new Nutrition Facts label? Last year the U.S Food and Drug Administration finalized a new Nutrition Facts label that will make it easier for you to identify and compare products with added sugar and enable you to make healthier choices. While most food manufacturers have until 2019 to change their labels, many have already done so. For the over 30 million people living with diabetes in the U.S., that’s really good news!
Have you ever wondered why there are carbs in frankfurters, bologna or other processed meats? Why your blood glucose levels go up higher than usual after eating them? Hidden sugar is most likely the cause. Often times, food manufacturers list these ingredients using unfamiliar terms like maltose or levulose. Adding to the confusion – particularly if you have diabetes, the current label doesn’t distinguish between added sugars and naturally occurring sugars.