Harvard Women's Health Watch
What is in a food label? You may be surprised
Terms like “healthy” or “natural” can be meaningless or misleading. If you’re like most nutrition-minded shoppers, the word “healthy” on the front of a package can be a big draw. “When you’re stuck in a situation where processed foods are the only thing available to you, it can be helpful to know which foods are healthier than others,” says Dr. Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H.