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Grocery Store Buyer Beware! A Three Part Series (1 of 3)

Learn to Look Past the Marketing on the Box

Written by: Dr. Janine Mackenzie, ND

Have you ever picked something off the grocery store shelves because the label told you it was a good and healthy choice only to get home and look at the nutritional information and be completely blown away by the amount of sugar or fat it contains? You are not alone! Marketing companies are brilliant, it’s their job to trick us with phrases like “low fat” or “all natural”. They boast about how many servings of fruit or veggies, or the amount of protein the product contains, only to hide the real truth on the nutritional label. Navigating the grocery store is hard, especially when you’re just trying to make healthy choices for your family.

This post will teach you a little about what to look for and what to avoid.

Common Food Label Terms and What They Actually Mean: