FOOD LABELS CAN HIDE SUGAR CONTENT
Finally, the longawaited revised nutrition labels for packaged foods are coming to a shelf near you. Look for them on everything from crackers to corn flakes by the end of this year.
You no longer need to hunt to find all the sugars in the ingredient list, as they’ll be grouped together (which will probably bump sugar to the top most of the time). There’s also a new percent daily value (DV) for total sugars (five percent of your DV is a little; 15 percent is significant).
The label doesn’t differentiate between added sugars and naturally occurring sugars, so you still need to dig around in the ingredient list to know for sure. 4 GRAMS OF SUGAR = 1 TEASPOON A CAN OF COKE CONTAINS 40 GRAMS OF SUGAR, WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO 10 TEASPOONS.