Before grabbing quick, on-the-go snacks, check the food label for sugar content. Sometimes the sugar content may be coming from fruit sugar, so read the list of ingredients to know for sure. The ingredients are listed in the order of what the product contains the most of. For example, if sugar is the second item listed, this means the ingredient weight of the product, is second highest in sugar.
Why does sugar get a bad rap? Mostly because sugar is high in calories and has no nutritional value. Therefore, when trying to be calorie conscious, it is best to obtain calories from foods high in good nutrition, fiber, and vitamins and minerals; like those found in fresh fruits and vegetables.
To help determine the amount of sugar in foods, many manufacturers are using the “front facts” to help consumers quickly check the amount of sugar in the item. Need ideas? The majority of baked crackers are low in sugar, and when it comes to fruit and protein type bars, and low-sugar snacks, here are a just few ideas found at Market Basket.