Dietitians urge looking beyond "healthy" claims on labels

02/3/2012 | WBTW-TV (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

Dietitians say deciding whether a food is healthy requires looking at and understanding product ingredients, not just nutrition labels. Natalie Martinez, a dietitian at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in South Carolina, says drinking diet soda may seem healthy, but it could make foods that are not artificially sweetened seem too bland, leading people to add sugar. Other dietitians say to be wary of trans fats and whole-grain claims on the fronts of packages.

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