Podcast Episode 125: Food Labels Can Be Misleading, So Here’s How You Should Read Them

When it comes to food labels, it can be confusing to know what you’re looking at and what it all means. Manufacturers have to label the ingredients, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have some tricks up their sleeve when it comes to making foods look and sound healthier than they actually are.

In today’s episode, Dr. Carling is going to break down how to interpret food labels, including what you need to look for and what you can skip over. We’re covering added sugars (and the way they can be masked), nutrition percentages, fats, additives, and ingredient lists. This episode is going to change the way you think about packaged foods! Let’s dive in!

What’s in this episode:

  • Why food labels can be misleading to the average consumer
  • What to look at and what to ignore on food labels
  • The different types of sugars found on ingredient labels
  • What kind of salt and sodium levels you should watch out for
  • Additives to avoid as much as possible
  • Marketing tactics manufacturers use to make their food sound healthier (even if it’s not)
  • Dr. Carling’s number one rule for choosing foods
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

Medical/Health Disclaimer:

The information provided in this article or podcast should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this article or podcast. Readers/listeners should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The information and opinions provided here are believed to be accurate and sound, based on the best judgment available to the author, but readers/listeners who fail to consult appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries.

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