16 Most Misleading Food Labels
No sugar added
If you’re concerned about calories and carbs (maybe because you have diabetes or are trying to prevent it), you may toss no sugar added products in your grocery cart.
But foods, including fruit, milk, cereals, and vegetables naturally contain sugar. So although these products may not have added sugar they still may contain natural sugars. And no sugar added products still may contain added ingredients like maltodextrin, a carbohydrate.
Carbohydrateswhich can be simple sugars or more complex starchesraise blood sugar, and no sugar added doesn’t mean a product is calorie- or carbohydrate-free.
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