Navigating the Nutrition Label 2.0

In addition to added sugars, the new label with provide information on potassium and vitamin D contents in foods while ridding of vitamins A and C.  Potassium is important for fluid balance and activity in muscles and heart (hence, why you get muscle cramps if you have low potassium).  The RDA for potassium is 100 mg/day.   Vitamin D is essential for strong bones and teeth as it aids calcium absorption in the body.  Vitamin D is found in some foods such as fish, egg yolks, and fortified Read more [...]

Nutrition Facts- Added Sugar

If you have been taking a peak at the nutrition labels on some of your foods, you may notice some things have changed.   These new labels are not on every food item yet but will be by 2021.  So what’s new? Added sugars have been added to the new nutrition label to distinguish when food companies add additional sugars into products.  These are different from natural sugars which are naturally found in whole, unprocessed products such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products, and whole grains.  Read more [...]