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Don’t be fooled

Last Updated: 17 January 2019

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Don’t be fooled

Do you ever pick up something at the supermarket because it shouts ‘natural’, ‘light’, ’organic’ or ‘wholesome’ on the label? Well don’t be fooled - these words don’t necessarily equal healthy! 

Studies have found that many food products that contain words like ‘fat-free’, ‘lighter choice’ and ‘fresh’ are often above the recommended intakes for certain nutrients. So how can we avoid being fooled? Learn how to read your food labels with this quick checker:

 

 

Low

High

Salt

<0.3g/100g         

>1.5g/100g

Sugar

<5g/100g

>22.5g/100g

Fat

<3g/100g

>17.5g/100g

Saturated Fat

 

 

Written by Ruth Tongue
(MSc Nutrition)

<1.5g/100g

>5g/100g

 

 

Categories:
Nutrition
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