Unravelling Food Label Lingo

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Eating healthy is the best idea, but what happens when you can’t decipher food labels well enough to know if you are making the best choice.

Check out the most common food ingredients to find out what good for you, what’s not and what it all means.

Top Ten Food Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Reading labels, and eating whole not processed foods are just 2 ways to avoid making the top ten food mistakes.

Smart people are fooled by packaging and clever marketing everyday.

“Made with real fruit”, “low fat”, “natural”, “made with whole grains”, are phrases which are designed to fool consumers.

They usually are not an indication of a healthy food product.

Eating healthy is more tricky than you might imagine, especially when you consider that consumers are targeted by an aggressive laser sharp multi-billion dollar food industry that is competing for your taste buds and your cash.

FDA Revamps the Food Pyramid

We are all getting the message about foods that we shouldn’t eat but what exactly should we be eating?

The FDA is trying to simplify the answer to that question by illustrating food labels making them easier to read and follow.

Calorie counts are popping up on menus of chain restaurants across the country and the longstanding food pyramid was toppled this year by the U.S. government in favor of a plate that gives a picture of what a healthy daily diet looks like.

The struggle to redesign the labels on every box, can and carton has been in the works since 2003, and some of the changes could be proposed as soon as this year. FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor cautions not to expect a grand overhaul, but the revamped label does mark a shift to create a more useful nutritional snapshot of foods millions of Americans consume every day.

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