Calories Aren’t the #1 Thing We Look for on Food Labels
Have you ever spent five minutes staring at a nutrition label at the store, just looking for any way to justify buying it? Yes, Cheez-Its do have real cheese . . . but they still aren't a health food.
According to a recent survey, roughly 8 in 10 Americans read nutrition labels. And you might guess that calories are the #1 thing they're worried about. But that's not actually the case.
71% of Americans check nutrition labels to find out how much sugar they're in for. Possibly because it's in everything now. The top five things we look for are: sugar content . . . calories . . . fat content . . . how much salt there is . . . and how many carbs there are.
The survey also found the top five health food buzzwords we like to see on food packaging are "natural" . . . "non-GMO" . . . "organic" . . . "grass-fed" . . . and "pasture-raised."
And in general, the top things we're concerned about when buying food are the quality of the ingredients, followed by price.