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SP_COACH_DENISE, thank you for the link, but I still have questions about why 'sugar' is not trackable. Many other nutrients are offered for tracking which are never or hardly ever listed on nutrition labels. Sugar, while perhaps not being required, is in every nutrition list I can ever remember looking at.
Understanding that there are different kinds of sugar, and not all of it bad, there are also different kinds of fats, good and bad, and cholesterol, good and bad. It seems odd that sugar is left out because it's difficult to know exactly what kind you're getting when these other nutrients are trackable, even though labels are also not required to necessarily break down what types of fat are in foods (saturated, unsaturated, mono- or poly-unsaturated, etc) and knowing that some fat is good for you.
While we could manually track what our nutrition labels offer as 'sugar', seeing as it is a very common nutrition label listing, and something that more people should be aware of their intake levels, can it not be reconsidered as a tracking option?
Sure, we can track glucose and fructose and sucrose and every other kind of 'ose' you provide, but when a label lists "8 grams of sugar", that sugar will never end up in any of those tracking categories.
Sugar falls under the heading of carbohydrates, but so does fiber, and we can track fiber.
I really don't understand why sugar is left out. The reasoning provided in that link only leaves me with more questions.
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