What Food Labels Really Mean

Did you know that the word ‘Natural’ helps sell $40 billion worth of food alone every year? The infographic explains the key differences between the terms natural and organic. It also takes you through what expiry dates really mean and provides insight into how you should interpret red meat, chicken, egg, bread, and snack labels.

Going to the store can sometimes be a bit of a daunting experience. Your intention may be to buy healthy foods but with all the different food labels, it can be hard to tell which ones or trying to deceive and which ones are not. This infographic from HappyCleans takes you through what some of the most common food labels at the store really mean.

For example, some people might be under the impression that natural and organic mean the same thing but they are very different. Natural food may look like the healthy option but it actually has no official guidelines. In a perfect world, a natural product should not contain artificial ingredients or preservatives but there is no FDA guarantee. It is organic products you should aim to buy as they must contain 95% organically produced ingredients.

Other times you may be faced with a situation where you’re forced to pay for healthy products when they’re not actually healthy. For example, you should never pay extra for chicken with no hormones as it’s actually illegal for poultry producers to put hormones in chicken. Check out the infographic for more information.

What food labels really mean

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