Thursday, January 7, 2010

Healthy food mythbusters

If it says:

- Good source of whole grains: This means the food contains 8-15 grams of whole grains per serving. But what else? Make sure it's not also packed with preservatives, sugar, fat and other things you don't want.

- Organic: It may be processed without pesticides or hormones, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have tons of calories, sugar and salt.

- Sugar free: These foods may use artificial sweeteners and still can have plenty of calories.

- High fiber: May also contain maltodexrtrin, inulin, polydextros and oat fiber, which help you stay full, but won't provide the health benefits of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Beware of Granola, Yogurt, Smoothies, and Snack Bars.

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