Did you know...

  • Complex carbohydrates-which have more vitamins and minerals than simple sugars-are not listed on most food labels. However, they're easy to calculate. Start with the "Total Carbohydrates" and subtract the "Dietary Fiber" and "Sugars"; the answer is the number of complex carbs.
  • Ingredients are listed in order of largest to smallest. So if oils and sugars are at the top of the list, the food probably isn't the healthiest choice you could make.
  • When a product is labeled as being "fat-free", it does not mean that it is sugar-free. Sugar has loads of calories, so don't think you are getting away scot-free with munching out of sugar-free candy or carbs.