People who are on a diet or want to cut back on their sugar intake love the label “sugar free.” They see it as an opportunity to indulge – to have their cake and eat it too. Unfortunately, the term “sugar free” can be misleading.
It’s a known fact that manufacturers can put the label “sugar-free” on their products even if it contains sugar, and it is perfectly legal to do so. How is it legal, you say? According to government guidelines, a product can be considered sugar-free if it contains less than 0.5 grams of sugar per serving. And sugar is defined in the guidelines as sucrose. [Read more…]