Choose your food wisely

You try to choose the right foods like low sodium or fat free, but do you really know which foods are best for you?

It is time to take the health food test!

Experts say that the number one reason people do not make healthy food choices is confusion.

Many people wonder if choosing “light” is always better, but they are mistaken.

Actually, light food can mean food is lighter in color and texture.

One of the most confusing food choices is yogurt and many are questioning whether it is good or bad.

"They’ve gone from good to bad and that's part of the problem. In the process of making something low fat, we often add more sugar and more salt. A liquid meal doesn't last in the stomach as long; it tends to leave sooner, so you're going to be hungry sooner," says registered dietitian, Meredith Luce.

Low fat means it's less than three grams of fat per serving but most of us eat more than one serving.

Will breakfast bars give you the energy you need?

Health experts say, if it says energy, it's going to be higher carbs.

You should look to have two grams of carbs to every one gram of protein.

Don’t be suckered by sushi. The artificial crab in California rolls can be loaded with sugar.

"If you're really going to choose your foods well, you're looking for higher fiber, lower fat, lower sugar, higher protein," says Luce.

It may seem complicated, but people say it’s worth it.

Also, just because food is organic it isn't necessarily healthier.

Organic refers to how the crops and the animals are handled and the effect on the environment.


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