10 Tips to Help You Eat Well for Life (Page 8)

Read labels

Tip 7: Read Labels

When you pick up foods that have nutrition labels, make sure you always read them. Check the nutrition information and also look at what ingredients are in the product. A general rule: the simpler the ingredient list is to read, the better. The label’s a great spot to look out for trans fats—don’t just rely on the marketing that says “0 grams trans fats,” but check to make sure there are no partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredient list.

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