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How can I avoid buying high sugar or high sodium food?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

To avoid buying high sugar or sodium food:

1. Beware of "fat-free" or "zero trans fats" foods as you could be trading fats for huge amounts of sugar or sodium.

2. Dump the junk food. If you want to avoid temptation, make sure you clean out the fridge and the pantry.

3. Make sure you check food labels and avoid anything with more than 4 grams of sugar, especially high-fructose corn syrup, per serving.

4. Fast food is salty food. If you cut back on the salt, in a few weeks you'll be able to better taste the natural salts in food and may not crave the junk as much as you used to.

 

 


This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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