5 Most Common Misleading Food Labels
1. Multigrain: Always look for the words whole grain or 100% whole wheat. Otherwise the grains have been refined, which is a process that strips away the healthy portion of the grain.
2. Fat Free: The package may say the product is fat free, but is loaded with sugar. Always compare the calorie content on the label with the full fat version.
3. High Fiber: These products are often boosted with doses of processed forms of fiber, and may cause bloating and gas.
4. Low Calorie: Foods labeled as “low calorie” will most likely contain sucralose, saccharin, aspartame or other chemical sweeteners which can be extremely damaging ingredients.
5. All natural: The “all natural” phrase is not regulated by the FDA so technically any food can be labeled as ‘all natural’.