Here’s What the “Sell By” Date Really Means

Some of us strictly follow expiration dates. Others assume if it doesn’t smell bad and there’s no mold, it’s probably edible. While it’s safe to say moldy, smelly food belongs in the garbage, the truth is, a “sell by” date is really just a guide. “Sell by” dates are really more for the store than the shopper. And while you should probably scrutinize an item more if it’s past Read more ...

How to Read a Nutrition Label

Sodium free. Good source of fiber. These are just two of the promises we see on grocery items every day. But what are these nutrition labels really saying? Manufacturers have to meet very specific criteria in order to write certain things like “low fat” but other phrases are not monitored as closely. Learn label lingo and you can choose products that meet your diet needs. Gloss over the Read more ...