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DetailsMystified by poorly labeled "health" foods? The answers are all in the label, says David W. Grotto, RDN, LDN, author of The Best Things You Can Eat. Problem is, most guys don't know how to properly read nutrition labels. Don't be that guy. Here, the secrets to decoding misleading food labels.
While the Food and Drug Administration defines and regulates the use of labels like "whole grain," "light," and "no added sugar," there are even more labels beyond its purview. But even regulated labels can be misleading. (Check out the FDA's full-and confusing-list of regulated food labels and their definitions.)
"The term 'health food' is not regulated and may be in the eye of the beholder," says Grotto. And the beholder is generally a food manufacturer's bottom line. Remember, food companies exist to make money. Likewise, foods with "low-carb," "healthy," "energy," or "fitness" claims aren't regulated, so manufacturers can pretty muchRead More »from How to Decode Misleading Food Labels