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Are fortified foods healthy?

Your best bet is always whole, unprocessed, "nature-packaged" foods. We live in the real world, which sometimes means we have to opt for whatever convenience foods are available. The most important thing to consider is sugar impact. Ideally, a fortified food will contain 5 grams or less of sugar per 100 calories, with no fructose. Also be aware that even so-called healthy fortified foods can contain gluten, dairy, soy, and other food intolerances. Read your ingredients and don't become mesmerized by what the label promises.
Manuel Villacorta
Nutrition & Dietetics
Fortified foods are foods that have lost nutrients through processing, which manufacturers have "added back" in order to market the product as nutritious. Remember that no processed food is as complete as a food in its whole state, so try to choose foods that are as minimally processed as possible.
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