June 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm
While walking through the aisles through your grocery store, you see different labels that say “Sugar-Free”, which is pretty self-explanatory. Then a few shelves down, you see another label reading “No Sugar Added,” now you are just confused. Is there a difference between the two labels, or is it just different wording? Well, I am here to tell you that there is a difference…
Sugar-Free does mean what it says. It does not contain any added sugar or natural sugars. It may contain artificial sweeteners, but not sugar. Now “No Sugar Added” is a little different story. This means that no more sugar is added to the product, but probably contains natural sugars. An example, is “No Sugar Added Apple Pie”. Apples naturally have sugar, but in making the actually pie, there was no more sugar added to it. But will probably be made with artificial sugar products.
This may seem silly for me to write this, but a lot of people do not know the difference because it isn’t explained enough in the public. If you eat a large quantity of something that is “no sugar added” you are still eating sugar, which may raise your glucose levels. And also no sugar added can affect your carb counts!
So for all of you watching what you eat, read your labels and do your research!!
Link: Dieting Our Way