Dr Oz: Soda vs Flavored Milk
Did you know the dairy industry wants to add artificial sweeteners to some of your favorite milk products? Dr. Oz talked about the petition that could lead to a change in the labeling of dairy products, making it harder for consumers to know what they are actually buying at the grocery store. Find out the “definition” of milk along with some other startling information that might leave you as concerned as Dr. Oz!
Dr Oz: Dairy Association Petitions FDA To Add Artificial Sweeteners To Milk
Cary Frye, National Dairy Foods Association, told Dr. Oz the petition was filed to give the dairy industry more choices to offer in the entire marketplace. She wanted to be clear that this petition only pertains to products that contain a sweetener, like flavored milks or sweetened Eggnog. Cary explained there is no need or desire to add a sweetener to a product that is not intended to be sweet. She says the dairy industry simply wants more options aside from real sugar and honey when it comes to adding low-calorie sweeteners to dairy products. Keith Ayoob, pediatric nutritionist, says there is research that shows people who eat zero-calorie sweeteners get a more nutrient-dense diet that includes more fruit. He argues artificial sweeteners have been proven to be safe, but Dr. Oz interjected and said it is not about whether they are safe or not it is about whether they help us to achieve our goal, which is healthier kids.