WELLNESS
06/22/2013 11:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Read A Food Label

Overwhelmed by all those hard-to-pronounce words on the ingredient list? You're not alone. "The Nutrition Facts panel is experts-only stuff, useful just for those who have a degree in nutrition," observes Adam Drewnowski, Ph.D.

To get in and out of the store with your sanity intact, adds Caroline Kaufman, RDN, "have a game plan and know what you are looking for so you can quickly scan the label for the most important information." Here's what you should zero in on.

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How To Read A Food Label

"How to Read a Food Label" originally appeared on Health.com

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