Don't be fooled by tricky advertising and headlines plastered on food packaging.
OCA | NBC Today Show | Organic Food and Sewage Sludge on the NBC Today Show. The Today Show recently aired a segment on how to read food labels in the grocery store. It's important to know what you are actually buying and feeding to your family and yourself. Yes, it does take a bit of extra work and time to examine each and every label, but it is worth it. Michael Pollan, in his recent book "Food Rules", points out a couple of things that can make it much easier.
First: simply avoid packaged foods that have more than five ingrediants in them. Now this doesn't include ingrediants that are part of a recipe. But use this rule inconjunction with: "Avoid food products containing ingrediants that a third-grader cannot pronounce."
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