Don't Fall for Faux Claims
If you think that certain phrases on the labels of foods mean they're healthy choices, think again. Get down with the lingo before buying something that looks like it's a boon to your health. Don't think it's all good if you see the words "all natural" - after all, saturated fat is "natural;" that doesn't mean it's good for you. Many "all-natural" foods still can be high in fat, sugar and sodium, so don't be fooled.
Foods labeled "cholesterol-free" are pulling a fast one on you, too. Many are high in saturated fat, and cholesterol only comes from animal sources (meat , eggs, seafood and dairy). Fat-free doesn't mean calorie-free. Eating a low-fat diet is a smart idea, but eating foods simply because they're labeled "fat-free" can be a diet pitfall. High-calorie, sugary sodas are fat-free, as are many candies.