It’s the New Year, and during this time many people think about cutting back on some foods to lose weight. This infographic from HappyCleans takes you through some tips for your next trip to the store to understanding food labels.
Sometimes it’s hard for people to tell the difference between what is marketing and what is a genuinely healthy food label. For example, what are the key differences between natural and organic? Many people see the two words as interchangeable, but the two terms are actually quite different. Look to buy organic as foods with this label must contain at least 95% organically produced ingredients. Natural is only a healthy sounding term, and any guidelines associated with it are only recommended.
Another very confusing place can be the bread aisle. For example, you may think that multigrain is a healthy option, but all it means is that the bread includes more than one grain. This doesn’t mean it is more nutritional than alternatives. The best bread to buy is 100% whole grain as this means every nutrient present in the grain is in the bread.
Learn more in the infographic below on what food labels really mean.