15. “Light” is Better
From yogurt to cereal bars, foods labeled “light” aren’t always good for you. In some cases, beneficial fats and other ingredients have been stripped away and replaced with chemical additives and artificial sweeteners. The result is lower in calories, but not always healthier for you. A whole food is often the better choice; even if the “light” version has an appealing calorie count or packaging – it’s not always healthy to consume.
Getting the facts about the food you eat can help you make savvier, more health-conscious choices and empower you to enjoy a better, more nutritious diet.