We are very happy to share with you that we managed to lower the natural sugar-level of plant-based energy drink Nightwatch to only 4.2 grams per 100 ml.
This means we will be placed in the A segment of the Nutriscore. It is a ‘A to E’ scale, meaning that letter A on green background indicates that the product scores well for nutritional value. A product with a red E is one you should eat or drink moderately. The Nutriscore will hopefully soon be a default for all beverages and food.
Carbohydrates are one of three basic macronutrients needed to sustain life. They are found in a wide range of foods that bring a variety of other important nutrients to the diet, such as vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. Fruits, vegetables, grain foods, and many dairy products naturally contain carbohydrates in varying amounts, including sugars, which are a type of carbohydrate that can add taste appeal to a nutritious diet.
When people hear the word “sugar” they often think of the familiar sweetener in the sugar bowl. That sugar is sucrose and is the most familiar form of sugar to home bakers. But there are many types of sugars, which scientists classify according to their chemical structure. Sugars occur naturally in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and dairy foods.
Also nice to know is that our brains need a blood sugar level of about 5 grams per 100ml to function. Any beverage or food with a sugar content lower than 5 grams per 100 ml could actually help you get rid of your sugar addiction (Nightwatch contains only 4.2 gr).