Pop Quiz: You open the refrigerator and pull out a tasty treat. It’s May 6 and the label says: “Use By” May 4. Do you eat or toss? And what if it said: “Best if Used By”? Although you think you know the correct answer, most of us don’t.
That is, the body metabolizes sugar from colas the same way it does sugar from orange juice (yes, even organic orange juice). So why add a line to the Nutrition Facts label that specifically cites the amount of added sugars?
Americans trying to lose weight by eating a balanced, low calorie diet often refer to the calorie counts on food packages. But as an article in the New York Times explains, some of these counts could be as much as 25 percent too high.