If you're in the practice of checking nutrition labels at the grocery store, take heed. On May 20, 2016, the FDA updated serving sizes, enlarged calorie counts, and included an entirely new line of "added sugars," with a percent daily value. The FDA defines these added sugars as sugars from syrups, honey, and concentrated fruit or vegetable juices (more than what would be expected of 100% fruit or vegetable juices) that are added during the processing of foods.
But why does it matter how much added sugar a person consumes? In the following videos, learn about the difference between natural and added sugars and explore the affects of sugar on your body.