Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

Sponsored: Are plant-based products better for me to eat?

Sponsored: Are plant-based products better for me to eat?

That's certainly not a black or white issue! There are many new products on the market being called "plant-based" which is often a euphemism for vegetarian or vegan products. As with any products you should look beyond the marketing and check the nutrition facts panel and the ingredients. 

• How much sodium do they have? 

• How much fat and saturated fat? 

• Are they really a better choice? 

Don't fall for slick marketing campaigns - be sure to be a smart shopper ... and of course you should also consider the price and the taste!

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

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