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7 Ways Nutrition Facts and Food Labels Might Trick You (Page 7)

Don’t judge a product by its name.

6. Don’t Judge a Product by Its Name

To get around FDA labeling regulations (which don’t cover product names), companies create wholesome monikers for their unhealthy foods and beverages. Vitamin Water, for example, is basically sugar water (31-32 g sugar per bottle) with some vitamins thrown in. Other health-evoking product names include thinkThin nutrition bars, SmartFood popcorn and Snackwell’s snacks.

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