Even when accurate, they may not reflect good choices
By Rashelle Brown for Next Avenue
If you care about your health and pay attention to nutrition, then you probably read the labels on the back of the packaged food products you buy. Would it surprise you to learn that in doing so, you might actually be making yourself less healthy? In fact, many of us are misled into buying products that are just plain bad for us.
Package marketing has evolved
The fact that food companies use their product packaging as a marketing tool is not news to anyone. We all know that words like “natural,” “low-fat” and “reduced-calorie” are plastered onto all kinds of products to create the so-called “health halo” effect. The savvy, nutrition-minded consumer has adapted; your first instinct now is probably to flip the package over and read the Nutrition Facts and ingredients list.