Decoding 5 common food label claims

March 10, 2015 9:00 AM

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Decoding 5 common food label claims

Organic While the jury is still out regarding the advantages of eating organic, you are more likely to benefit from fresh-grown organic foods (fruits and vegetables) than from processed organic foods. When buying processed foods note that there are three levels of organic claims. Look for products that read 100 percent organic, which means they are made with 100 percent certified organic ingredients.

Natural The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not strictly regulate the term “natural,” so don’t expect any definitive nutritional benefits from products bearing this designation. A product touted as “natural” may indeed be a healthy choice or it may not have any redeeming qualities at al...

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