How do you define healthy? The FDA wants to know

(ABCNews) – Cereals, juices, yogurt, healthy is as big seller for grocery. You want to buy healthy stuff, who doesn’t?

But when it comes to these foods, what does healthy actually mean?

What if there’s no real definition, yet.

The U.S. Food And Drug Administration now wants to come up with some specific answers and they are asking for comments from, well, us.

What we do know is that foods claiming to be healthy will almost certainly be subject to more scrutiny.

And that’s well deserved. Given that many foods that say healthy and other words like low-fat, whole wheat and natural can be packed with sugar and calories.

The FDA, likely to be checking out the amounts of saturated fat, salt and added sugar, and portion sizes, too.

After all, who ever thought a can of sugared soda was really two servings?

Until they define “healthy” there are things you can look for when you read those labels.

First, do read the labels!

Pay attention to portion sizes.

They maybe smaller than you think.

Look out for sodium and added sugar.

Of course, reaching for fresh, whole foods is a great shortcut because broccoli doesn’t need a label for you to know it’s healthy.

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