For better health, pay attention to food labels: Dr. Nina Radcliff | Lifestyles

Dr. Nina Radcliff

Dr. Nina Radcliff

It’s not always easy to know how nutritious a food is based on the packaging or, the latest health claim buzz.

Clever, even misleading, labels and marketing campaigns can make people think certain products are healthy — even when they’re not. Add to this, food labels can be extremely confusing. And certain marketing phrases added to packaging can mislead people to think foods are healthier than they are.

It’s buyer beware as some so-called “health” foods are in fact, not so healthy.

Labeling and terms such as “no cholesterol,” “no trans-fat,”

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