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Trans Fats

The “Zero Trans Fats” Food Label Scam

When you see the phrase “contains zero trans fats” on a food product label, you would think that item doesn’t contain any trans fats – pretty safe assumption, right?  Well . . . think again.  Thanks to certain loopholes in food labeling requirements, you may be getting more than what you bargained for when it […]

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Nutrition Facts Label

Understanding Nutrition Labels – The Basics

Understanding nutrition labels is the quickest and easiest way to make informed decisions about any food item. Comparing similar foods and making healthier eating choices is much easier when you know what to look for on food labels. Here’s a quick rundown of the important elements of a “Nutrition Facts” label and how to decode […]

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