Step 7: Read the labels!

Find out what to look out for when reading product labels.

Monika Ciesielska
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How do you know which products are good for you and how should you actually read labels? Get some tips for making reasonable and healthy choices.

What is important in the list of ingredients?

  • Fats – do not buy products which contain palm oil.
  • The amount of salt – if salt is listed first or second in the list of ingredients, be extra careful.
  • “E” numbers – not all E-numbers are harmful, but the good ones also tend to be identified by the manufacturer by their actual names. For instance, the mysteriously sounding E-350 is actually sodium malate, an acid which naturally occurs in fruit.