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Sherrine
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   Posted 5/20/2016 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
The food labeling on packages of food is going to be updated within the next two years. I think this is a good idea. It now will list added sugars so you can see how much the manufacturer adds to their product. I'm especially glad they will be updating the serving size portion. Let's face it. A half a cup of anything isn't a serving size for most of us. When they add a realistic serving size, you will be able to see what you REALLY are eating in carbs and calories. Here is the article about this.

/www.yahoo.com/news/makeover-coming-food-nutrition-labels-125018907--politics.html

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eat2bwell
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   Posted 5/21/2016 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Manufactures have many ways of hiding what is in their products. Sugar is for sure a problem and they have many names for the same thing. Be sure you understand the ingredients as listed on the label. My solution is to eat foods that have not been processed as much as possible.

http://www.naturalnews.com/021929_groceries_food_products.html

Lanie G
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   Posted 5/21/2016 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully new labeling will make more people aware of what is really in the packages. If you aren't reading food labels, you need to, not only for diabetes but in general.

Actually, rather than rely on food that comes in packages that need labels, try eating more natural food and not from packages. Well, sometimes you can't help it. Like peanut butter in jars. I think we can call that processed food because it's not in its natural state but read the labels of peanut butter and you will find some have added sugar and/or salt. If you want to eat peanut butter or any nut butter, don't buy it with added sugar!

Spaghetti sauce or any tomato sauce in jars is another trap. Nine times out of ten you will find sugar or some form of it added. Make your own for heaven's sakes! Tomato sauce, oregano, basil, garlic, onion some olive oil and other herbs like rosemary or sage if you want it herby.

I went to that website "Natural News" and was struck by the ads for detox and others of questionable worth. Although the article may have pointed out some interesting things, it seems many of them are quasi facts and just plain wrong. Reader beware. For example, I copied this from that article: Brown sugar is a gimmick -- it's just white sugar with brown coloring and flavoring added. This is ignorant. Brown sugar is sugar mixed with molasses. Molasses is a syrup made from sugar during the refining process. There's nothing artificial about brown sugar other than the fact that sugar is processed sugar cane or beets. So, basically, I would not believe what I read on that website as it's full of misinformation and lots of ads to buy into detoxing, etc.

Be cautious when you read about "natural" anything.
Lanie

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eat2bwell
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   Posted 5/22/2016 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe the brown coloring and flavoring they refer to is the Molasses which is added. For sure eating foods which come from nature and have not been processed is the best way to go.

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   Posted 5/23/2016 12:30 AM (GMT -7)   
education is key. I learnt how to read labels, (cardiac rehab group) a bit hard at times when ya vision impaired. my sis gets good education as she is mums carer, also a diabetic.
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MusicForLife
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   Posted 5/23/2016 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
It's interesting that fat was the more "important" thing people wanted to see on nutrition labels and now it's shifted to calories/added sugars. I like that they'll be clearer, that's always good!

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 5/23/2016 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
they are cheeky buggers. that's my polite take on it!!!
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