Understanding Food Labels: Revealing Concealed Sugar Content in Snack Items

It's critical to carefully review the ingredient list to check for hidden sugars when interpreting product labels. 

Keep an eye out for words that finish in "ose," such as fructose, glucose, sucrose, and other sweeteners like molasses, honey, or malt syrup. 

Although a product's ingredient list discloses the kinds of sugars it contains, the nutrition facts panel offers important 

information on how much of each type there is. Keep an eye out for the overall amount of sugar in each serving 

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no more than 10% of total calories consumed. 

Watch out for snack foods labeled as "low-fat" or "healthy," as these items 

frequently include added sugars to improve flavor and palatability. 

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