May 15, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,
Food Label Health Claims Primer…
making sense of the nonsense (Part 2)
- “Immunity Boosting”: Bottom line, the foods most likely to support immunity – fresh, whole ones – don’t have any labels at all.
- “Made with Real Fruit ”: Some seemingly fruity foods may contain as little as 2 % real fruit. Check the label to see how far down the “real” fruit falls on the list.
- “Trans Fat Free”: Foods making this claim can contain up to ½ gram of trans fat for each serving. Avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredients list.