The FDA is changing the rules regarding sugar and serving sizes on nutrition labels, so it looks like your summer diet just got a little easier.
Most betches never look at the nutrition labels on food. This isn’t only because we rely on solely iced coffees and Seamless sushi orders to get us through the day—it’s also because, well, they’re confusing as fuck. Like, raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by suggested serving sizes.
Anyway, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling out added sugars on all nutrition labels, making the labels differentiate between natural and added sugars. This will basically clear up the difference between the 24 grams of sugar in a handful of Craisins versus the same amount in a handful of Sour Patch Kids.
They’re also changing the actual serving sizes on the packaging to make the sizes more realistic to how much Americans eat. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em?
The laws won’t actually go into effect until mid-2018, but nutritionists and dietitians everywhere are psyched, and it kinda seems like a win for everyone. I mean, we can feel better about how many hot pockets we drunkenly stuffed in our faces last weekend, and we’ll also know the difference between good sugars and bad sugars. Like, I didn’t order a ten-dollar fresh OJ with my avocado toast to then find out I consumed the same amount of sugar as a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.