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Look Carefully at "Low-Fat" Foods
Does "low-fat" automatically mean "good for you"? In a word, no. Low-fat foods can still pack plenty of calories and/or sugar, since the label only means that the food in question is 30 percent lower in fat than the standard product. This is particularly concerning if the original is very high in fat and calories. Furthermore, sugar levels are not considered in applying the low-fat label, so if you're trying to reduce your consumption of ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup, you'll want to give your packaged food labels a thorough read, even if they do say "low-fat." Today, challenge yourself to make smarter choices when it comes to low-fat packaged foods, and read those food labels carefully.