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How can I avoid buying products with fake blueberries?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Some companies are labeling products as “blueberry” when really they are just manufacturing something that only looks like blueberries -- made up of sugars, starches, hydrogenated oils, and food dye.

Fake blueberry warning signs:
  • Be wary if “blueberry” is far down on a long list of ingredients.
  • Watch for any red or blue dyes included in the ingredient list.
  • Any modifier to the word blueberry like “crunchlet,” “bit,” or “cluster” on food packaging is a red flag.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com.

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