Foods Labeled 'Healthy' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets

Foods Labeled ‘Healthy’ May Hide Unhealthy Secrets

A study of more than 80 million foods and beverages that purported to be healthy had surprising findings. The food items did not live up to the claims of being healthy.

Key takeaways:

– Some of the most common claims were low fat, low sugar, low sodium and low calorie.

– Many of these products were actually less nutritious than packaged food without those claims.

Low-fat foods tend to have added sugar – in cookies and milk, for example.
“In many cases, foods containing low-sugar, low-fat or low-salt claims had a worse nutritional profile than those without claims,” said lead investigator Lindsey Smith Taillie. She is a research assistant professor in the department of nutrition at the University of

North Carolina’s School of Global Public Health.

Read the full story here
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20170322/foods-labeled-healthy-may-hide-unhealthy-secrets

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