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Are Your Favorite Foods Printing Accurate Carb Counts?

Are your "low-carb" tortillas really low-carb? The FDA has conducted an experiment to see if food labels are really giving you the full story on carbohydrate counts, and the results may surprise you.

The purpose of the study, according to the FDA website, was "to evaluate carbohydrate claims and disclosure statements
in terms of their effects on consumer understanding and consumers' ability to
make appropriate product judgments for healthy dietary practices."

Among other things, researchers found that "respondents who saw claims that imply 'low in carbohydrate' on the
front of food packages had some positive associations with these products that
may or may not be accurate."

Are you being fooled by your favorite food companies? Find out for yourself by reading the full study.



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