Many people find the Nutrition Facts box on the back or side of food packages confusing. Food companies and trade groups have been developing their own pared-down, more visible nutrition labeling, but are these any better?
Dairy foods have had both good and bad press of late. Yet dairy still gets kudos for its unique contributions to the diet, and no one is suggesting you forgo buying it at the supermarket, unless you are a vegan or have dairy allergies.
Seeds, like nuts, have seen their nutritional reputation rise in recent years. They’re rich in healthy fats, as well as many nutrients. They’re also high in calories, but an ounce (about three tablespoons) goes a long way.