Day 2 - How to Read a Nutrition Label

During this challenge, we’re focused on eliminating added sugar from the foods we eat.

There are two sections on the label. One is "nutrition facts" the other is "ingredients". For the purposes of this challenge’s compliance, you are looking for "ingredients."

If the ingredients don't have sugar or cane syrup or dextrose or any of the other names for added sweetener, then it is ok, regardless if the nutrition facts have some amount of sugar listed.  On the other side of that coin: even if the "nutrition facts" say "zero grams of sugar" but the ingredients list contains sugar, the product is still a no-go.

Lots of whole natural foods (like almonds or tomatoes) contain carbohydrate/sugar naturally, and that's fine. It's ADDED sugar we are avoiding.


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