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11 Ways You’re Reading Food Labels Wrong

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How to read nutrition labels

When you stare at a food or nutrition label at the supermarket, it can be overwhelming to look through the product and the nutrition facts. Buzzwords like free-range, all-natural, or fat-free all sound like healthy choicessometimes they are, but sometimes they are also misleading. The truth is some food companies will choose to highlight one or two ingredients to persuade you (the consumer) to buy the product and hopefully not read through the rest of the ingredients. This makes food labels confusing and misleading.So, to understand and read them correctly, we spoke with two registered dietitians and nutritionists from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics who give us the breakdown of what popular nutrition label words mean and tips for smart food shopping.

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