Not so Fast! Check (and re-check) Your Food Labels | Health
Eating a healthy diet often means spending time reading food labels at the grocery store, but once you think you’ve found a healthy item, you might feel confident placing it in your cart. Don’t be so sure – these tips can help you be informed:
- Read, and reread: Play it safe by checking the label again every month, just to make sure the company hasn't changed or added ingredients without you knowing.
- Look at more than calories: Many healthy foods (like quinoa) tend to be higher in calories, and a food that's low in calories may contain a lot of sodium or saturated fat.
- Compare apples to apples: Before you choose the box of crackers with fewer calories, double-check to make sure you're comparing equal serving sizes.