Generally, this is an easy way to choose foods higher in nutrients and lower in calories, fat, and added sugar.
How do I know if there is added sugar in my food?
Today, much of our food is produced in factories. If the food you’re eating wasn’t around 100 years ago, chances are that is exactly where it was produced.
In general, the shorter the ingredient list, the better it is for you and the fewer the preservatives, colorings, flavorings, and chemicals.
Foods like fresh fruits and vegetables don’t need a food label or ingredient list in the first place because nothing has been added to them.
How do I read a food label?
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