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3 New Additions to the Nutrition Facts Label

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The Nutrition Facts label is getting a makeover - its first in nearly a quarter-century. Most products will be using the updated label by January 1st, 2020, and some already are. There are many important updates to the Nutrition Facts label. Here are three new additions and why they matter.

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3 New Additions to the Nutrition Facts Label

  1. 1. NewNutritionFacts F O O D I N S I G H T . O R G POTASSIUM Potassium plays major roles in maintaining normal blood pressure, nerve signaling and muscle contraction.   Recommended intake: 4,700 milligrams/day Usual intakes: 2,537 milligrams/day from food Food sources: ADDED SUGARS Added sugars are not an essential part of the diet. There is room for small amounts of added sugars in a healthy diet, although we eat more than is recommended. Recommended intakes: <10% of total calories Usual intakes: 13% of total calories Food sources: Look for the amount of added sugars below "Total Sugars" on Nutrition Facts labels. The  Nutrition Facts label is getting a makeover. Most products will be using the updated label by January 1, 2020, and some already are. Here are three new additions to the Nutrition Facts label and why they matter. VITAMIN D Vitamin D  helps with calcium absorption, maintaining strong bones. Vitamin D is difficult to come by in food, which is why most of us don’t get enough of it. Recommended intake: 15 micrograms/day Usual intake: 4.9 micrograms/day from food Food sources:  @Foodinsight @Foodinsight @FACTSfollowers Sources: 2013-14 NHANES 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines National Institutes of Health Food & Drug Administration

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