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10 Food Rules You Should Follow (Page 11)

Rule 10: Avoid foods that have some form of sugar (or sweetener) listed among the top three ingredients.

Pollan says: “Labels list ingredients by weight and any product that has more sugar than other ingredients has too much sugar.” (For an exception to this rule, follow Pollan’s “treat treats as treats” philosophy.)

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