Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate

Sugar Substitutes: How Much is too Much?

The FDA states that sugar substitutes are safe to eat in the amounts that people typically consume. But just how much is acceptable and safe for human consumption?

MyPlate is the U.S. government's primary food group symbol to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Learn more about translating the guidelines into your everyday life.

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