The Ultimate Food Label Guide

Decode food labels easily at the grocery store with this guide.

The Ultimate Food Label Guide

With so many options in grocery stores now, checking out food labels can be confusing—not to mention time-consuming. Find out what all those labels actually mean with this food label guide. Here, you’ll find out which fish has more mercury, which chicken is the best one for you, what kind of milk you should buy for your family, how you can benefit from different nut butters, and lots more.

Fish Labels: Wild Salmon

All of the wild salmon in the stores is Pacific salmon. That means that they were caught in the wild instead of being raised in pens. This salmon is meatier and leaner since it has to swim upstream, and it’s fresh only from May to October. There are frozen options out there that are just as good as fresh salmon.

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No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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