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Hidden Fats: Clues to Sleuth Them Out When Choosing Foods

Fat makes food taste good. Food processing companies know this. Since they are more interested in us purchasing their product than in our health, they load their products with fat. And they have learned to be sneaky about it, despite the government’s food labeling efforts.

Several terms can automatically let us know that the product is loaded with fat. Watch out for these:

  • “Rich”
  • “Scalloped”
  • “Creamy”
  • “Buttery”
  • Breaded
  • Au gratin
  • Fried
  • Cheese sauce
  • Gravy
  • Hollandaise

Also watch out for foods labeled “light” (or “lite”). Sometimes that term is only referring to the texture of the food, not the fat content.

Some better choices include:

  • Stir-fried
  • Roasted
  • Steamed
  • Broiled
  • Grilled

How have your food choices fared when using these terms as a barometer? We’d love to hear how this information has helped you.

*The information in this article is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition and does not substitute for a thorough evaluation by a medical professional.  Please consult your chiropractor or physician to determine whether these self-care tips are appropriate for you.
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