March 29, 2005
Low-carb? High-cal? Check the Label.
The number of low-carbohydrate food products available in supermarkets keeps growing in response to consumer demand. If you’re purchasing low-carb products, keep in mind that low-carb doesn’t necessarily mean low-calorie.
First, remember that the term “low-carb��? has not yet been defined by the Food and Drug Administration, leaving the definitions for now to food manufacturers. And just because a product is labeled low-carb does not mean it contains fewer calories. In fact, some “low-carb��? products contain more fat and calories than products that aren’t marked low-carb.
Your best guide to what’s in your food is the Nutrition Facts Panel on the food label. Be a smart consumer and read the Nutrition Facts Panel before you purchase your foods.
Posted by Lisa at March 29, 2005 9:09 AM
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