Confused About Food Labels?

Confused about food labels

Are you confused about food labels? Reading and understanding food labels is essential to healthy eating. Food manufacturers play word games to hide the nasty ingredients in their products and make you think you are getting something better than they are really providing.

Amidst the marketing propaganda and misleading information, it can be tough to know what is really nourishing your body and what may be damaging your body. 

In general, you will find that the least processed and most nourishing foods will either not require a label (i.e. broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, etc.) or will have brief ingredient lists with ingredients you recognize as foods that you could potentially produce yourself, in a garden, on a farm or in your kitchen.
The ingredients in the following products were evaluated in a series of excellent posts found on We hope you will find them helpful in learning to decode food labels. Although you may or may not be using the featured products, you can use the information about the individual ingredients to help you read your own food labels. Included in each link are healthier alternatives (as appropriate).

In conclusion, any time you are confused about food labels just remember less is always more and only buy items with ingredients you can pronounce. 

Click on the photos to learn about the ingredients in the featured products:

Oh Boy Oberto Natural Beef Jerky
Newman's Own Organics Fig Newmans
Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli
Annie's Organic Cheddar Bunnies
Confused about food labels
Spectrum Organic Olive Oil Mayonnaise
Glutino Toaster Pastries - Strawberry
Organicville Olive Oil & Balsamic Organic Vinaigrette
Green & Black's Organic Hot Chocolate
Confused about food labels
Pacific Organic Cream of Mushroom Soup
Credits: Vital Health

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