With more interest than ever in where our foods come from and their source of ingredients, new labels - Organic, kosher, free-range and non-GMO, to name a few, are popping up on food packaging. Here's what they actually mean.
Sugar it seems, is absolutely everywhere. From high fructose corn syrup beverages to sugar laden cereals to seemingly healthy low fat products. In the US - sugar consumption has skyrocketed 1500% over the last 150 years. The United states national average consumption of sugar last year was a whopping 45 kilos per person (almost 4 kilos per month). Let’s do the math. 16 Calories per tablespoon of sugar works out at 170, 280 calories per year, 14,189 calories per month (The equivalent of 70 pints of beer) 472 calories per day. This means a whopping ¼ of the US’s calorie consumption comes in the form of sugar.