What The Health Words On Food Packaging Actually Mean

Have you noticed a certain phenomenon going down at your local grocery store? Is the time you spend in each aisle getting longer with every visit? It may have something to do with the fact that mastering labels on food packages isn't as cut and dry as it once was. Sure, we can decipher basic nutritional information, but if a sticker pops up espousing "non-GMO" this and "grass-fed" that, what's the takeaway?
Bottom line: Choosing fuel for ourselves and our beloved pets should feel like an easy part of livin' our best lives. That's why we teamed up with Castor & Pollux® — creators of quality pet food made with organic and responsibly sourced ingredients — and tapped our favorite nutritionists to help us brush up on our vocabulary. Ahead, find straightforward explanations of the terms you see everywhere, and shop for yourself and your furry friend with confidence. Consider this your foodie cheat sheet.

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