If you're one of those people at the grocery store who only reads the front label on food packages, listen up.
You might not have a good understanding of what you're getting.
Grocery shopping can be about getting in, getting what you need, and getting out.
But are shoppers buying what they think they're buying?
A few common misconceptions?
First, bread labeling can be tricky, says registered dietitian nutritionist ann dunaway teh. You want to look for it to say 100%.
Also the term "light" can be confusing. It can be spelled two different ways, but mean the same thing.
"light" can mean less calories, fat or sodium than a food's original counterpart.
And trans fats, many manufacturers have removed these 'bad' fats from foods, but not all of them have done so. Just because a food says zero
You want to look in the ingredients for the words "partially hydrogenated oil" - the major source of trans fat - and steer clear of those items.
Being a proactive and informed shopper can go a long way.