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Beware of buzzwords
“All-natural,” “gluten-free,” “low-carb,” “healthy choice” — these are all flashy (not to mention impossible to regulate) claims that distract us from the true nutrition information, says Schwartz. Don’t get sucked in by the packaging. Do your research, and always look at the information and the ingredients too.
Believe some of the hype
A few nutritional promises are worth paying attention to. Here are some to look for:
u261b Low-Fat = 3 g of fat or less per serving.
u261b Low-Sodium = 140 mg of sodium or less per serving.
u261b No Sodium = Less than 5 mg per serving.
u261b No Sugar = Less than 0.5 g of sugar and less than 5 calories per serving.
u261b Low-Cal = 40 calories or fewer per serving.
u261b High-Fibre = At least 4 g of fibre per serving.