This Is What All Those Confusing Food Labels Really Mean

Finally, a complete guide.

The grocery store aisles are littered with options these days, and those thousands of products are covered in food labels. Most of them feel pretty self-explanatory, but some of them don't. And even those labels that sound like they mean one thing? Sometimes they mean something else entirely.

Since these labels help us decide which foods we use to fuel our bodies, it's important to know what's what. The fine folks at have figured it out for all of us -- and they put the information together in one nifty chart. From understanding what "all natural" and "local" means to being able to differentiate between grass fed and grass finished, here's everything you need to know about the labels covering your food packages.

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