It can be a bit overwhelming in the supermarket sometimes. You might go in with a plan to eat healthy but find yourself a bit confused by the product offerings. This infographic from HappyCleans (https://www.happycleans.com) takes you through what many of the common labels we see on food packaging really mean.

For example, more clarity is needed on the word natural as it helps to sell $40 billion worth of food every year. However, the FDA has no official definition for the word natural and any guidelines are only recommended. Remember that organic is a much more powerful label as products with this term must contain at least 95% organically produced ingredients.

There is also plenty confusion in the bread aisle as some terms try to sound healthy but are actually not. For example, multigrain simply means that the bread includes more than one grain, but this does not mean it is more nutritional. You should be looking for 100% whole grain as this indicates that every nutrient in the bread is accounted for. Check out the infographic for more information on a wide range of food items.

What Food Labels Really Mean (Infographic) 1