I’ve noticed, however, that my happy trips can take an awkward turn when I run into a fellow mom or one of my patients.
They’ll often point to their cart, and silently nod for approval for all the healthy items they are bringing home.
In too many carts, I see “good for you assurances” on foods that aren’t, well, good for you.
All too often, the “made with” label is there to distract you so you fail to see what else is in the product.
While it’s great that a product is made with whole grains, technically, you could be eating stripped grains with a little whole grain thrown in.
Although eating more calories than you need may contribute to weight gain, calorie amounts are not a testament to nutrient density.
Study participants showed a preference for the organic option based on taste and nutrient density — they thought the cookie must be lower in fat and calories. »