Weekly Wisdom – Food label health claims primer (Part 2)

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.

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