Nutrition

April 19th, 2017

The Foods Label Readers Eat More Of

If you’re one of those people who closely study the facts panels of food and supplement options, chances are you eat differently than people who don’t read labels. Research conducted at the University of Illinois and University of Minnesota found that although these two groups consume about the same quantity of food, the quality is very different.
 
Examining the dining hall choices of students at both universities, researchers found that label readers tended to eat more fruits, vegetables and beans. Compared to students who didn’t read labels, they also ate fewer potatoes, refined grains, fried foods and menu items that reported added sugars.