The Center for Science in the Public Interest has figured out which brand-name groceries are your best bets.
Not all packaged foods are created equal. Finding the best ones can be hard.
To that end, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) publishes newsletters naming the healthiest brand-name foods you can find at the supermarket. To make their selections, CSPI, which is an independent organization that doesn't take money from government or the food industry, crunched data on calories, saturated fat, sodium, and other nutritional information, depending on the category. CSPI says the selections below, hand-picked by its nutritionists just for BuzzFeed, taste good, too.
These recommendations are based on daily nutritional limits for a 2,000-calorie diet. CSPI advises eating no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of saturated fat, 25 grams (or 6 teaspoons) of added sugar for women and 36 grams (or 9 teaspoons) of added sugar for men each day. Keep in mind that nutritional information listed on products can vary from store to store and from what is published online, so always check the label of the product you are purchasing. If you’d like to get the full newsletters, subscribe here. In the meantime, here are some helpful highlights to keep in mind next time you shop:
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