Food labels are not only confusing, but they're also misleading. I find this particularly annoying when looking at the words "natural" and "organic." Instead of trying to guide us into a healthier way of eating, they're purely marketing terms without regulation. Good news is, the FDA is going to start cracking down so stricter guidelines will be in place for labels. I found this article from National Geographic super helpful and eye opening. It breaks down exactly what these terms mean (and more) and how to navigate them in the grocery store.
I've never been more conscious about what I put into my body and find food labels not only to be confusing, but also misleading. The more I learn in nutrition school, the more careful I become. As a gluten-free, vegan (yes, my meat-loving, husband who lives for Sunday pasta wants to kill me), I've found plenty of nutritious meal options, but it's not always easy. Whether you're like me or just like to buy "organic," I dissected some common food labels so you're really in the know and don't buy into the marketing fluff.