Definitely read labels on ALL foods. I've gotten better about juices and packaged fruits (cans and jars), but have to read carefully the labels on dried fruits. I'm disgusted to read that they add sugar to dried fruits, too!!!
I looked at buying low- to no-fat sour cream today. The label was shocking. I opted for the full-fat version because I understood what was in it!!
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I hear you there! I look for fruits packed in real fruit juice, rather than syrup. It's often nice to have a few convenience foods for the lunch bag. :)
As for sodium - egads, try to control carbs and fat and you get sodium!
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i used to eat a chilled can or two of grapefruit or citrus salad whenever i wanted a 'healthy' snack. i even packed them in a small cooler to take out on the kayak. i only read the calories on the label, not bad: 50 to 90.
i finally read the ingredients: tons of high fructose corn syrup.
why do these companies feel the need to add sugar or its substitute to fruit? crazy.
it's no wonder i had lousy teeth by the time i was 5 years old.
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