Ingredient Lists on Products

By Lisa Tsakos on September 30, 2009

Q: Are ingredients listed by volume? Or by weight?

A: Ingredients on products are always listed in order by WEIGHT.

We often recommend examining the first 5 ingredients primarily and avoiding those foods with any suspect ingredients among that list, but I think it's necessary to study the entire list of ingredients. While substances like MSG are very light they can be quite potent.

Learn to be shopper savvy! Check out these articles:

  • Nutrition Facts

  • How to Read Food Labels

  • Nutrient Content Claims

By Lisa Tsakos| September 30, 2009
Categories:  Eat

About the Author

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa has been in her own practice for over 15 years and specializes in weight management. She teaches natural nutrition in both corporate and educational environments and is a shining example of someone who practices what she teaches.

Lisa is a nutritionist and educator specializing in weight management. After losing weight several years ago through a more natural diet and by improving her digestion, she committed to sharing her new-found knowledge and returned to school to study nutrition. Over the past decade, her Nu-Vitality Weight Program has helped employees at numerous corporations lose thousands of pounds. In addition, Lisa regularly consults for groups and individuals with unique nutritional needs such as police officers and athletes. Lisa has been featured on the Discovery Channel, numerous radio programs and is a contributor to various publications. Additionally, she teaches nutrition at multiple post-secondary schools, has taught natural food cooking workshops, and authored two books.

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