Nutrition Labels

The fact is, so many consumers make unhealthy choices based solely on confusing labels and misleading claims that food manufacturers boldly place on their packaging.

Our experts teach unsuspecting shoppers how to spot the numerous chemicals, additives, and preservatives hidden in so many brand-name foods. We believe in the old adage “ Information is Power.” By really knowing what’s in the foods you’re buying (and eating), and understanding what many of these ingredients can do, you’ll be armed and ready to make better brand choices for you and your family. YOU’LL be in control (not the manufacturers) of your nutrition, your health, and your waistline.

Label Trickery: What ‘Light’ Really Means

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. That holds true for everything, from that new diet pill that promises to help you lose weight without exercising or eating less, to the big-letter label claims on your favorite foods and beverages.

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Decoding the Ingredients List: Chemistry 101

It’s the law. All food products sold in the U.S. must have an ingredients label that lists the stuff inside in order from most to least. It should also be a law that consumers READ these labels – and understand them – before buying and eating a product. Since our elected leaders have more on [...]

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Chewing the Fat on ‘Low-Fat’ Claims

It’s the Catch-22 of dieting. In a desperate attempt to lose weight, you stock your cupboards with low-fat packaged foods. Weeks later your scale is telling you that you’ve GAINED a few pounds. So, you go out and buy even more low-fat foods and the weight gain cycle continues. A good rule to live and [...]

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Are You Using This Healthy Food Imposter?

Oh my Gawd!!! It’s the phrase we uttered most during our holiday BestBrands shopping spree. Yes, your trusted food sleuths were regularly freaked out by the plethora of Healthy Food Imposters they found lurking on grocery store shelves from coast to coast. With so many foods and drinks trying to pass themselves off as “healthy,” [...]

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