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.

How To Read A Food Label

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