Knowledge is power. If you know what’s in your food, you can make better choices about what to eat and what to resist, right? Maybe – it’s complicated.
According to Accredited Practising Dietitian, Joel Feren, remembering to read food labels is only half the battle. The other half involves understanding how to interpret the nutritional information and ingredients list on each label before you reach the supermarket checkout.
“There’s a lot of information on the nutritional information panel,” says Feren. “That’s why it’s really important to know what to look out for.”