On the cover, it may seem like a miracle.
No Calories! No Transfats!
Upon closer examination, that only applies to:
One teaspoon? Do you only use one teaspoon of sugar? Would you only use one teaspoon of sugar substitute?
Katherine Prouty, of Low Carb Freedom, received an email, from the manufacturer of Splenda. In it, the company explains their claims and the real values..
Low Carb Freedom: Splenda’s Real Nutritional Information: An Update to the Sweetener Post via kwout
Ah! If you make your serving size, on the product packaging, smaller, you can claim “zero” and “no” by law.
That isn’t real helpful to the consumer.
There are 48 teaspoons in a cup.
One cup of Splenda, has 24 grams of carbs. That’s twice as many carbs, as once cup of StonyField Farms Whole Milk.
One cup of Splenda has 96 calories.
We all have different diets. We all have different needs and requirements. We all must adjust these labels, to receive the accurate information, that applies, to each of us.
Just know that “NO” and “Zero” on a product’s packaging are as truthful as “No MSG,” “MSG Free,” and even, “Natural,” and many other claims, that the FDA allows, in the U.S.
Why do they feel a need to be deceptive?
While we are standing in the store, making a decision, on which product to buy.. what they show you, right there, in front of you, is all that they have, for marketing.
These products are not about “good for you,” or “healthy.” They are manufacturer’s with budget agenda’s, who want you to simply buy their product.
Do your own homework. Know what you put into your mouth, and those that you feed.
Don’t be deceived.