Reading food labels can be confusing. Over the next several months I will provide some information to help you decipher the food label.
Labeling on food can be misleading and conufusing, but here are 6 criteria when reading the Ingredient list that can help you. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Ingredients are listed in order from the greatest amunt to the least amount.
The fewer the number of ingredients , the better.
The first or second ingredient should be what the packaging claims the poduct to be.
If the first ingredient is "sugar", put it back!
If the first ingredient says "enriched wheat flour" think twice.
If there's a long list of scary-sounding ingredients you can not pronounce.... not a good idea!
Say no to artificial sweeteners, coloring and flavorings--they mess with your brain.
Check in next month for more helpful information on reading food labels.