Today’s Healthy Dose – Labels

What makes it okay to label Lucky Charms cereal as whole grain?  Or a 6 oz container of Dannon strawberry yogurt with 24 grams of sugar as healthy?

That whole grain bobbing about in the milk amongst those cute little candy stars is actually genetically modified corn. And that strawberry yogurt has six (that’s 6) teaspoons of sugar, the same as a full size Hershey’s milk chocolate bar.

I can’t tell you what makes this deception legal. But I can tell you that those companies are counting on us to see the “healthy” label on the front, and not worry about reading the real label on the back.


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