Sugar continues to be at the top of the list of nutrients that consumers are trying to reduce in their diets. A recent update from the American Heart Association noted, "Strong evidence supports the association of added sugars with increased cardiovascular disease in children."
If you'e ready for the day when FDA mandates that all food and beverage labels stipulate not only how much total sugar is in each serving, but how much of that sugar is "added," take a bow: Prepping for the "added sugars" deadline has been no mean feat.
Public health authorities, health professionals, the food and drink industry, and many consumers are united in their concerns... the issue can't be sugar-coated anymore... many aspects of our modern lifestyle, are leading to an epidemic of ill health across the world.
What happens when a good-for-you food like yogurt turns into a candy bar? My brain churns when I think of the desecration of this pure dairy food and two of my personalities come out. This month, Red State Jim and Blue State Jim share their points of view.
The yogurt maker also pledges improvement in ‘nutrient density’ and to invest in nutrition education.
March 14, 2014
The Dannon Co. announced a four-part commitment to improve the nutrient density of its products; reduce total sugars and fat, and invest in nutrition education and research focused on healthy eating habits.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they are making a change regarding intake of carbohydrates, according to “2011 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health” from the International Food Information Council, Washington, D.C. More than half say that they are trying to limit sugars.