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Per gram, fat has more than twice the calories of carbohydrate or protein. If you're trying to lose weight, fat-free foods might sound like just the ticket. But don't be fooled by "fat-free" food labels.
And remember that the amount of total fat listed on a food label doesn't tell the whole story. Look for a breakdown of types of fat.
Just as food labels can help you rule out certain foods, food labels can also serve as your guide to free foods. A free food is one with:
You can include some free foods in your diet as often as you'd like. Examples include:
What you eat is up to you. Whether you're trying to reduce the amount of fat, cholesterol and sodium in your diet or boost the amount of fiber, whole grains and other healthy nutrients, use food labels to help meet your healthy-eating goals.
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