Don't Fall for Faux Claims

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Check calories instead of relying on fat content only. And when it comes to trans fats, avoid them at all costs, but check the fine print if you see a product labeled "trans fat-free."

Look at the ingredients to see what the trans fats have been replaced with - and whether it contains up to .5 grams of trans fats, which is allowed. If you spot an oil in the list that's partially hydrogenated, then that means there are still trans fats present. Disregard the number of grains listed on a product - the most healthy ones are whole grains. Simply remember that if a product is low in a "bad" ingredient, like fat, sugar or salt, then manufacturers have probably replaced the lost flavor with something else...and it's your responsibility to find out what it is.