Erin Brodwin on new FDA guidelines:
The Food and Drug Administration just announced that Americans should eat and drink no more than 50 grams of sugar — the amount in a single can of Coke — each day.
That’s not likely to go over too well.
The FDA also wants to change nutrition labels to differentiate between two kinds of sugar in food and drinks:
That which is naturally occurring (like the kind in a super-sweet peach or honey-crisp apple)
That which is added in the production process (like the corn syrup added to soda, sports drinks, and many cereals)
Isn’t all sugar treated by the body as more or less the same? The FDA wants us to know how much is added. That works for me.