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"Call it the Big Fat Lie. Fat has, through no real
fault of its own, become the great demon of the American dietary scene.
It is no myth that one-third of Americans are overweight. It is, however,
a myth that Americans are overweight due to excessive fat consumption."
"A low-GI diet seems to be a promising alternative
to standard dietary treatment for obesity in children."
"Eating a piece of cake made with sugar will raise
your blood glucose level. So will eating corn on the cob, a tomato sandwich,
or lima beans."
"Simply put, carbohydrate consumption has a direct
effect on hormonal balance and, therefore, a direct effect on overall
Snack foods labeled as "Sugar-Free" or "No Sugar Added" may wreak havoc with your blood sugar profile! Find out what food makers don't tell you...
Are Food Labels Misleading the Public?
"Food manufacturers are virtually defrauding the public when they label a product as 'sugar free' if that product contains other refined carbohydrates.... All carbohydrates except for fiber are converted into glucose, including the flour contained in 'sugar free' cookies and cakes." Read More
What's Wrong with Sugar?
"Even the American Diabetes Association recognizes that sugar and other carbohydrates are basically equivalent. However, surprisingly, instead of recommending a reduction in all forms of high-glycemic foods, the ADA gives a green light to sugar!" Read More
Read the nutrition facts labels on food packages to see the real story of how much sugar-equivalent a product contains. Here are some examples!
What Can You Do?
First, copy this text to your computer's clipboard. Then go to the FDA's Comments Page, fill in the contact information, then paste the text into the "Comments" field on the FDA form. Feel free to edit the text.
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